High temperature refractive indices of GaN

C Liu, S Stepanov, A Gott, P A Shields, E Zhirnov, Wang N Wang, E Steimetz, J T Zettler

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Abstract

Undoped GaN (u-GaN) films were grown by low pressure metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy (LP-MOVPE) on sapphire substrates. In situ optical monitoring was applied to the growth process either using a LayTec EpiR-DA TT spectroscopic reflectometer or Filmetrics F30. Refractive indices of u-GaN films at 1060 degrees C were obtained in a spectral range from 370-900 nm. A peak at 412 5 rim in refractive index spectra was observed, which most likely corresponds to the band-gap of hexagonal GaN at a temperature of 1060 degrees C. Refractive indices below this band-gap are fitted well to the first-order Sellmeier formula. As an example of the applications of the refractive indices, the effective film thicknesses of GaN during the resumption from 3 dimensional (3D) to 2 dimensional (2D) growth have been calculated from the spectra recorded by a LayTec system using the optical constants obtained. (c) 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysica Status Solidi C - Current Topics in Solid State Physics, Vol 3, No 6
EditorsS Hildebrandt, M Stutzmann
Pages1884-1887
Number of pages4
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NamePhysica Status Solidi C-Current Topics in Solid State Physics

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    Liu, C., Stepanov, S., Gott, A., Shields, P. A., Zhirnov, E., Wang, W. N., Steimetz, E., & Zettler, J. T. (2006). High temperature refractive indices of GaN. In S. Hildebrandt, & M. Stutzmann (Eds.), Physica Status Solidi C - Current Topics in Solid State Physics, Vol 3, No 6 (Vol. 3, pp. 1884-1887). (Physica Status Solidi C-Current Topics in Solid State Physics).