Up-converted heterostructures with a Mn-doped GaN intermediate band photodetection layer and an InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well (MQW) luminescence layer grown by metal-organic vaporphase epitaxy are demonstrated. The up-converters exhibit a significant upconverted photoluminescence (UPL) signal. Power-dependent UPL and spectral responses indicate that the UPL emission is due to photo-carrier injection from the Mn-doped GaN layer into InGaN/GaN MQWs. Photons convert from 2.54 to 2.99 eV via a single-photon absorption process to exhibit a linear up-conversion photon energy of 450 meV without applying bias voltage. Therefore, the up-conversion process could be interpreted within the uncomplicated energy level model.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics