• Journal Article

Below band-gap optical absorption and photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy at room temperature in low-defect-density bulk GaN:Fe

Citation

Gladkov, P., Hulicius, E., Paskova, T., Preble, E., & Evans, K. R. (2012). Below band-gap optical absorption and photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy at room temperature in low-defect-density bulk GaN:Fe. Applied Physics Letters, 100(3), [031908]. DOI: 10.1063/1.3678195

Abstract

We present a detailed study of the below band-gap optical absorption at room temperature in bulk semi-insulating GaN:Fe versus the Fe-doping. It was established that the 1.24 eV photoluminescence band at 300 K consists of only vibrational replicas of the Fe3+ T-4(1)(G)->(6)A(1)(S) internal transition. We also studied the below band-gap photoluminescence excitation of the 1.24 eV band. The identical exponential rise of the photoluminescence excitation and the optical absorption coefficient identify the Fe3+/2+ charge-transfer as the main contributor to the 300K optical absorption in the range 400-500 nm. Practical implications of these results for Fe-doping determination are discussed. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3678195]