Design and fabrication of double AlGaN/GaN distributed Bragg reflector stack mirror for the application of GaN-based optoelectronic devices
Authors: Deng, GQ; Zhang, YT; Li, PC; Yu, Y; Han, X; Chen, L; Yan, L; Dong, X; Zhao, DG; Du, GT
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS
Volume: 30 Issue: 4 Pages: 3277-3282 Published: FEB 2019 Language: English Document type: Article
In this work, a near-ultraviolet (380nm) double Al0.2Ga0.8N/GaN distributed Bragg reflectors (DBRs) stack mirror was designed and fabricated. The double DBRs stack mirror consists of a 30-pair Al0.2Ga0.8N/GaN DBRs centered at 375nm and a 20-pair Al0.2Ga0.8N/GaN DBRs centered at 385nm. Our simulation results show that the method of double DBRs stack mirror design can broaden the stopband width greatly and increase the reflected angle efficiently, compared with the single Al0.2Ga0.8N/GaN DBRs mirror. In experiment, the double Al0.2Ga0.8N/GaN DBRs stack mirror and the reference Al0.2Ga0.8N/GaN DBRs mirror were grown on sapphire substrate by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition. The measured stopband width of the double DBRs stack mirror (25nm) is more than two times that of the reference DBRs mirror (11nm), which consists well with our simulation results. It is reasonable to believe that this work could provide a valuable information to obtain AlGaN/GaN DBRs with wide stopband width that can be used in the fabrication of GaN-based resonant cavity light-emitting diodes and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers.