Optical Properties of Mn-Implanted GaN Nanorods
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- Taek Yoon, I., Shon, Y., Park, Y.S. et al. J Supercond Nov Magn (2013) 26: 687. doi:10.1007/s10948-012-1786-8
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We have investigated the optical properties of vertical GaN nanorods with diameters of 150 nm grown on (111) Si substrates by radio-frequency plasma-assisted molecular-beam epitaxy followed by Mn ion implantation and annealing. The GaN nanorods are fully relaxed and have a very good crystal quality characterized by extremely strong and narrow photoluminescence excitonic lines near 3.47 eV. For GaMnN nanorods, Arrhenius plots of the intensities of the Mn acceptor give a thermal activation energy of Δ=350 meV, indicating that the thermal quenching of the Mn-related PL peak is due to the dissociation of an acceptor-bound hole from the temperature-dependent PL spectra. This suggests that the Mn-bound holes in GaN nanorods exhibit the impurity states predicted by the hydrogen model.