Optical properties of Al1-xInxN thin films determined by spectroscopic ellipsometry

A. Kasic, M. Schubert, B. Rheinländer, J. Off, F. Scholz, C. M. Herzinger

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Infrared Spectroscopic Ellipsometry is used to study the influence of strain and composition on the transverse-optical phonon mode of E1 symmetry in hexagonal Al1-xInxN films for indium contents of 0.11 ≤ x ≤ 0.22. The 0.1 to 0.2 μm thick films were grown on thick slightly compressively strained α-GaN buffer layers, or directly on [0001] sapphire by metal organic vapor phase epitaxy. The Al1-xInxN E1(TO) phonon shows a one-mode behavior in contrast to recent theoretical predictions. Films grown on GaN reveal the influence of strain on the phonon mode frequencies due to pseudomorphic film growth. Al1-xInxN deposited directly on [0001] sapphire possesses phonon modes which indicate fully relaxed film growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 2 2000Oct 5 2000


Other27th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA

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