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Internal quantum efficiencies (IQEs) as high as 69% were realized at room temperature from AlGaN/AlN quantum wells (QWs) emitting at 247 nm grown by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy. The extremely high IQEs were achieved by examining the source–supply sequence. QWs fabricated by a continuous source–supply method have longer emission wavelengths (λ) and higher IQEs compared to QWs fabricated by modified migration enhanced epitaxy (MMEE). MMEE is an alternating source–supply method where the NH3 interruption promotes Ga evaporation. Thus, to obtain the same λ, MMEE requires a lower growth temperature than the continuous method, compromising the quality of the AlN and AlGaN layers as well as the IQE of QWs.
- Applied Physics Letters
Applied Physics Letters 99(1), 2011-07-00