We have investigated structural, morphological and optical properties of erbium (Er) doped Ga2O3 films with different Er contents. All the films were deposited on sapphire substrates by pulsed laser deposition. Temperature insensitive pure green luminescence at 550 nm has been demonstrated from these films. No peak shift at 550 nm is found with temperatures ranging from 77 to 450 K. The intensity of the green emission decreases with the increase of temperature, and the normalized intensity of the Er doped Ga2O3 films has a smaller variation with temperature compared to Er doped GaN films. These results indicate that Ga2O3 is a good host material for Er and potentially for other rare earth elements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering