Biexciton Emission From Single Quantum-Confined Structures in N-Polar (000-1) InGaN/GaN Multiple Quantum Wells

Kengo Takamiya, Shuhei Yagi, Hiroyuki Yaguchi, Hidefumi Akiyama, Kanako Shojiki, Tomoyuki Tanikawa, Ryuji Katayama

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We report on the observation of biexciton luminescence from single quantum-confined structures in N-polar InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells (MQWs) grown on c-plane sapphire by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy. Sharp emission lines are observed at different positions of the sample by micro-photoluminescence (μ-PL) mapping. The density of sharp emission lines is ≈0.3 μm−2, which is comparable with the inversion domain (ID) density found from transmission electron microscope observation, suggesting that the sharp emission lines originate from single quantum-confined structures formed by the combination of quantum well and IDs in N-polar InGaN/GaN MQWs. It is found from the excitation power dependence of the PL intensity of two adjacent sharp lines that the intensity of biexciton luminescence at the lower energy side shows a quadratic dependence on the excitation power while that of exciton luminescence at the higher energy side increased linearly with increasing excitation power. The biexciton binding energy is found to be 0.8 meV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700454
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May


  • InGaN
  • biexcitons
  • inversion domains
  • polar surfaces
  • quantum wells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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