Balakrishnan, N, Pettinari, G, Makarovsky, O, Hopkinson, M and Patanè, A (2014) Tunable spectral response by hydrogen irradiation of Ga(AsN) superlattice diodes. Applied Physics Letters, 104 (24). 242110 - 242110. ISSN 0003-6951

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We report on the tuning of the spectral response of superlattice (SL) diodes based on dilute nitride Ga(AsN) alloys by post-growth hydrogenation. Hydrogen is incorporated into the superlattice where it neutralizes the electronic activity of nitrogen by forming N-H complexes. We exploit the controlled thermal dissociation of the complexes to tune the energy of the SL photocurrent absorption and electroluminescence emission; also, by annealing a submicron spot with a focused laser beam we create a preferential path for the injection of carriers, thus activating a nanoscale light emitting region. This method can be used for fabricating planar diode arrays with distinct optical active regions, all integrated onto a single substrate.

This work was supported by the University of Nottingham, the EU (under Grant Agreement No. PIEF-GA-2010-272612), the Italian MIUR (under FIRB 2012 project DeLIGHTeD, prot. RBFR12RS1W), and the EPSRC. We acknowledge useful discussions with Professor Mario Capizzi and Professor Antonio Polimeni (Sapienza Università di Roma).

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 15:59
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