We report nonpolar vertical GaN-on-GaN p-n diodes grown on m-plane free-standing substrates. Cathodoluminescence measurements showed that the nonpolar p-GaN had a high quality with very few deep-level states. The device exhibited good rectifying behaviors with a turn-on voltage of 4.0 V, on-resistance of 2.3 mΩ•cm2, and high on/off ratio of 1010. The reverse current leakage was described by a trap-assisted space-charge-limited current conduction mechanism. The critical electrical field was calculated to be 2.0 MV/cm without field plates or edge termination. These results pave the way for development of novel nonpolar power electronics and polarization-engineering-related advanced power devices.
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