The effects following ion irradiation of GaN-based devices are still limited. Here we present data on the photoluminescence (PL) emitted from InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well (MQW) structures, which have been exposed to 40 MeV I ion irradiation. The PL is reduced as a function of applied ion fluence, with essentially no PL signal left above 1011 ions/cm2. It is observed that even the ion fluences in the 109 ions/cm2 range have a pronounced effect on the photoluminescence properties of the MQW structures. This may have consequences concerning application of InGaN/GaN MQW's in radiation-rich environments, in addition to defect build-up during ion beam analysis. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physica B: Condensed Matter|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2009|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- High-energy ion irradiation
- Ion beam analysis
- Optoelectronic devices