Emission color control from blue to red with nanocolumn diameter of InGaN/GaN nanocolumn arrays grown on same substrate

Sekiguchi, Hiroto; Kishino, Katsumi; Kikuchi, Akihiko
June 2010
Applied Physics Letters;6/7/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 23, p231104
Academic Journal
A novel technology for controlling the In composition of InGaN quantum wells on the same wafer was developed, which paved the way for the monolithic integration of three-primary-color nano-light-emitting diodes. In the experiment, InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well nanocolumn arrays with nanocolumn diameters from 137 to 270 nm were prepared on the same substrate with the Ti-mask selective area growth by rf-plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. The emission color changed from blue to red (from 479 to 632 nm in wavelength) with increasing nanocolumn diameter. The emission color change mechanism was clearly explained by the beam shadow effect of the neighboring nanocolumns.


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