The infrared optical functions of AlxGa1-xN determined by reflectance spectroscopy

G. Yu, H. Ishikawa, M. Umeno, T. Egawa, J. Watanabe, T. Soga, T. Jimbo

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Infrared reflectivity measurements have been carried out on samples with structures of GaN/sapphire and AlxGa1-xN/GaN/sapphire as well as sapphire substrates. Analyses of the reflectance data of sapphire using the Kramers-Kronig technique and fitting of the reflectance spectra of GaN and AlxGa1-xN samples using analytical expressions have been made. The high-frequency dielectric constant ε and the transverse phonon frequency ωTO, are found to vary from 5.15 to 4.2 and from 559.7 to 586.4 cm-1, respectively, when the composition x is varied from 0 to 0.35 at room temperature. The E2 mode, which arises from the disordered state of the alloys, has been observed in the reflectivity spectrum of AlxGa1-xN, and the intensity of the peak is enhanced by increasing the Al content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1474
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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