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Plasmonic effects in In(Ga)N
Author(s): Sergey V. Ivanov; Tatiana V. Shubina; Alexey A. Toropov
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on two plasmonic systems based on III-Nitrides: (i) InGaN - Au nanoparticles; (ii) InN with spontaneously formed buried In nanoparticles. By using NSOM and μ-PL studies we established necessary conditions for the efficient interaction of localized plasmons excited in a gold nanoparticle with localized excitons situated near the InGaN surface. The tens-fold PL intensity enhancement was observed for ~100 nm Au nanoparticles. The narrow lines of single excitons have been registered at low temperature. Due to specific thermodynamic properties of InN, its optical properties are strongly influenced by plasmons in spontaneously formed In nanoparticles. The μ-CL study of MBE grown InN/In structures with intentional periodic 0-48 ML In insertions has shown that the bright CL spots (peaked spectrally at ~0.7eV) coincide always with the agglomerates of In nanoparticles. The intensity increase by the factor of ~102 is in good agreement with calculations of the average enhancement factor in InN/In nanocomposites comprising the nanoparticles of an arbitrary shape and orientation. Time-resolved PL studies have demonstrated pronounced Purcell effect, i.e. significant shortening of spontaneous recombination rate, in both systems. Terahertz emission (~3 THz) observed in InN epilayers under electrical pumping is ascribed to surface plasmon polariton waves coupled to electromagnetic field at quasi-periodical structural imperfections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7939, Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices VI, 79390Q (3 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877638
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Sergey V. Ivanov, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
Tatiana V. Shubina, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
Alexey A. Toropov, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7939:
Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices VI
Jen-Inn Chyi; Yasushi Nanishi; Hadis Morkoç; Joachim Piprek; Euijoon Yoon, Editor(s)

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