Heteroepitaxial growth of III-V compound semiconductors for optoelectronic devices

T. Egawa, H. Ishikawa, T. Jimbo, M. Umeno

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An AlGaAs/GaAs multi-quantum well vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diode (VCSELD) has been grown on a Si substrate using metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD). The VCSELD with a 23-pair of AlAs/Al0.1Ga0.9As distributed Bragg reflector on a Si substrate exhibited a threshold current of 223 mA under continuous-wave condition at 220 K. Electroluminescence observation showed that an optical degradation was caused by generation and growth of dark-line defects. An MOCVD-grown InGaN/AlGaN double-heterostructure light-emitting diode on a sapphire substrate exhibited an optical output power of 0.17 mW, an external quantum efficiency of 0.2%, a peak emission wavelength at 440 nm with a full width at half-maximum of 63 nm and a stable operation up to 3000 h under 30 mA DC operation at 30°C. A high current level of 281 mA/mm and a large transconductance (gm) of 33 mS/mm have been achieved for a GaN metal semiconductor field-effect transistor (MESFET) with a gate length of 2 μm and a width of 200 μm at 25°C. The GaN MESFET at 400°C showed degraded characteristics: a low gm of 13.4 mS/mm, a gate leakage and a poor pinch-off.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-367
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of Materials Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials


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