Systematic characterization of flicker noise was conducted on GaN-based metal-semiconductor-metal (MSM) interdigitated devices. The devices were fabricated on both the regular GaN-on-sapphire (type A) and laser de-bonded films followed by layer transfer of hydride vapor phase epitaxy-grown GaN films to Si substrates (type B). Experimental results indicated no significant degradation in the I-V characteristics for Schottky MSM devices fabricated on type B films compared to those fabricated on type A films. However, substantial increase in the flicker noise level, particularly in the low-temperature regime, is observed among the ohmic MSM devices fabricated on type B films. The experimental data suggest that material degradation occurs at the vicinity of the GaN-sapphire interface, while in regions close to the GaN film surface there is practically no change in the film quality. This is supported by finite element simulation of the temperature of the film during laser irradiation. The results indicate that the temperature dropped from 1400 K at the GaN-sapphire interface to about 1000 K within 0.5 μm away from the interface stipulating that material degradation occurs only within 0.5 μm from the GaN-sapphire interface.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Applied Surface Science|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2005|
- Laser-assisted de-bonding
- Low-frequency noise
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films