Optical properties and carrier dynamics of InGaN/GaN asymmetric coupled quantum wells (ACQWs) are studied by excitation-power-dependent photoluminescence (PL), photoreflectance (PR) and time-resolved PL (TRPL) experiments. Under weak excitations, only the emission from the widest well is observed due to the tunneling from narrower to wider wells. Under strong excitations, the carrier distribution becomes more uniform and an enhanced emission from the mid well (2.5 nm well) is observed. Dependence of the PL intensity on excitation power is well explained by a rate equation model. The energy levels in the ACQW structure are clearly revealed by PR measurements and are in good agreement with calculations. Our results indicate that the enhanced emission from the mid well is ascribed to «reverse tunneling» from 3.0 to 2.5 nm well, which is confirmed by TRPL experiments.
- asymmetric coupled quantum wells
- carrier dynamics
- transition energy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)