2018 Volume E101.C Issue 7 Pages 527-531
Internal quantum efficiency (IQE) is usually estimated from temperature dependence of photoluminescence (PL) intensity by assuming that the IQE at cryogenic temperature is unity. III-nitride samples, however, usually have large defect density, and the assumption is not necessarily valid. In 2016, we proposed a new method to estimate accurate IQE values by simultaneous PL and photo-acoustic (PA) measurements, and demonstratively evaluated the IQE values for various GaN samples. In this study, we have applied the method to InGaN quantum-well active layers and have estimated the IQE values and their excitation carrier-density dependence in the layers.