Room-temperature random lasing is achieved from an n-AlN/p-GaN heterojunction. The highly disordered n-AlN layer, which was deposited on p-GaN:Mg layer via radio frequency magnetron sputtering, acts as a scattering medium to sustain coherent optical feedback. The p-GaN:Mg layer grown on sapphire provides optical amplification to the scattered light propagating along the heterojunction. Hence, lasing peaks of line width less than 0.4 nm are emerged from the emission spectra at round 370 nm for the heterojunction under forward bias larger than 5.1 V. Lasing characteristics of the heterojunction are in agreement with the behavior of random lasers.
- Highly disordered AlN thin films
- Laser diode
- Ultraviolet random lasing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)