Improved quality (11(2)over-bar-0) a-plane GaN with sidewall lateral epitaxial overgrowth

İmer, Muhsine Bilge
Wu, F
DenBaars, SP
Speck, JS
We demonstrate a technique to reduce the extended defect densities in a-plane GaN deposited on r-plane sapphire. The SiO2 lateral epitaxial overgrowth mask consisted of < 1100 >(GaN) stripes. Both the mask and GaN were etched through the mask openings and the lateral growth was initiated from the etched c-plane GaN sidewalls, and the material was grown over the mask regions until a smooth coalesced film was achieved. Threading dislocation densities in the range of 10(6)-10(7) cm(-2) were realized throughout the film surface. The on-axis and off-axis full width at half maximum value and surface roughness were 0.082 degrees, 0.114 degrees, and 0.622 nm, respectively. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.

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M. B. İmer, F. Wu, S. DenBaars, and J. Speck, “Improved quality (11(2)over-bar-0) a-plane GaN with sidewall lateral epitaxial overgrowth,” APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, vol. 88, no. 6, pp. 0–0, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: