A strong variation in the luminescence characteristics in Mg-doped GaN grown on mesa structures has been observed, with the sidewall luminescence being different from that of the flat regions. A comparison with the luminescence characteristics of Mg-doped GaN epilayers with different Mg concentrations indicates that the sidewall has a significantly lower Mg content. This observed non-uniform Mg distribution is attributed to the dependence of Mg incorporation efficiency on the crystal orientation of the growth surface, which should impact the electrical performance of power devices.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)