Intersubband absorption of p-type wurtzite GaN/AlN quantum well for fiber-optics telecommunication

Seoung Hwan Park, Doyeol Ahn, Chan Yong Park

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The intersubband transition of wurtzite (WZ) p-type GaN/AlN quantum well (QW) structures grown on GaN substrate was investigated theoretically using the multiband effective-mass theory. The peak value of the TE-polarization absorption spectrum is found to be similar to that of the TM-polarization absorption spectrum. The absorption coefficients for TE- and TM-polarizations are mainly attributed to the absorption from the ground state (m1 = 1) because holes are mainly confined in ground states near the band-edge in an investigated range of the carrier density. We observe that a transition wavelength of 1.55 μm can be obtained for the QW structure with a relatively thin (∼16 Å) well width. Thus, we expect that a p-type WZ AlN/GaN heterostructure is applicable for a photodetector application for fiber-optic communications with normal incidence of wave.

Original languageEnglish
Article number184303
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number18
StatePublished - 14 Nov 2017


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