AlGaN multiple quantum wells (MQWs) targeting 265 and 285 nm deep-ultraviolet LEDs grown on AlN templates with macrosteps were compared. In the cathodoluminescence images of the 285 nm MQW, high-intensity zones were observed along the edgelines of the macrosteps with wavelengths of 290-296 nm and on the terraces with wavelengths of 286-288 nm. Dark spots related to threading dislocations were seen in the entire 285 nm MQW. For 265 nm, high-intensity zones were limited along the edgelines and dark spots showed a low-contrast, which is likely to be caused by nonradiative recombination centers due to point defects.
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