Impact of quantum confinement and quantum confined Stark effect on biexciton binding energy in GaN/AlGaN quantum wells
We report on time-resolved photoluminescence measurements carried out along the thickness gradient of two types of GaN/AlGaN quantum wells with low Al content in the barriers (5% and 9%, respectively). A reduction of the biexciton binding energy with increasing well thickness is observed, as a result of the reduced quantum confinement and the increasing impact of the quantum confined Stark effect. In the sample with 5% Al content in the barriers, for thicknesses of the well region larger than similar to 9 monolayers, the biexciton binding energy is found to be smaller than that measured for bulk GaN. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.