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Optimal design of GaN-AlGaN Bragg-confined structures for intersubband absorption in the near-infrared spectral range

Radovanovic, J., Milanovic, V., Ikonic, Z., Indjin, D., Jovanovic, V. and Harrison, P. (2003) Optimal design of GaN-AlGaN Bragg-confined structures for intersubband absorption in the near-infrared spectral range. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 39 (10). pp. 1297-1304. ISSN 0018-9197

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Abstract

Method is proposed for the design and optimization of structural parameters of GaN-AlGaN Bragg-confined structures with respect, to peak intersubband absorption from the ground to the first excited state, 1 --> 2 electronic transition, in the near infrared spectral range. An,above-the-barrier bound state was used to extend the range of transition energies above the values available in conventional quantum wells. Intrinsic polarization fields and nonparabolicity effects were taken into account. The selection of optimal parameters, maximizing the absorption at wavelengths of 1.55 and 1.3 μm, was performed by using a simulated annealing algorithm, and optimal structures with infinite superlattices as confinement regions were thus designed. These optimal parameters were then used to set realistic, finite structures with a small number of layers, the performance of which was re-evaluated by solving the Schrodinger-Poisson equation self-consistently for a few different levels and profiles of doping.

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Keywords: Bragg-confined structures, GaN quantum wells, intersubband absorption
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 22:04
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2003.817584
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/JQE.2003.817584
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/711

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