This article will report the epitaxial growth of high-quality p-type ZnO layers on Zn-face ZnO substrates by nitrogen and tellurium (N+Te) codoping. ZnO:[N+Te] films show p-type conductivity with a hole concentration of 4 × 1016 cm-3, while ZnO:N shows n-type conduction. The photoluminescence of ZnO:N shows broad bound exciton emission lines. Meanwhile, ZnO:[N+Te] layers show dominant A0X emission line at 3.359 eV, with a linewidth as narrow as 1.2 meV. Its X-ray linewidth shows narrower line width of 30 arcsec. Detailed investigation of photoluminescence properties of (N+Te) codoped ZnO layers suggest that the binding energy of N acceptors lies in a range of 121- 157 meV.
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