The emission and waveguiding properties of individual GaN microwires as well as devices based on an n-GaN microwire/p-Si (100) junction were studied for relevance in optoelectronics and optical circuits. Pulsed photoluminescence of the GaN microwire excited in the transverse or longitudinal direction demonstrated gain. These n-type GaN microwires were positioned mechanically or by dielectrophoretic force onto prepatterned electrodes on a p-type Si (100) substrate. Electroluminescence from this p-n point junction was characteristic of a heterostructure lightemitting diode. Additionally, waveguiding was observed along the length of the microwire for light originating from photoluminescence as well as from electroluminescence generated at the p-n junction.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics