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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9918–9926

Individually-addressable flip-chip AlInGaN micropixelated light emitting diode arrays with high continuous and nanosecond output power

H. X. Zhang, D. Massoubre, J. McKendry, Z. Gong, B. Guilhabert, C. Griffin, E. Gu, P. E. Jessop, J. M. Girkin, and M. D. Dawson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9918-9926 (2008)

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Micropixelated blue (470nm) and ultraviolet (370nm) AlInGaN light emitting diode (‘micro-LED’) arrays have been fabricated in flip-chip format with different pixel diameters (72µm and 30µm at, respectively, 100 and 278 pixels/mm2). Each micro-LED pixel can be individually-addressed and the devices possess a specially designed n-common contact incorporated to ensure uniform current injection and consequently uniform light emission across the array. The flip-chip micro-LEDs show, per pixel, high continuous output intensity of up to 0.55µW/µm2 (55W/cm2) at an injection current density of 10kA/cm2 and can sustain continuous injection current densities of up to 12kA/cm2 before breakdown. We also demonstrate that nanosecond pulsed output operation of these devices with per pixel on-axis average peak intensity up to 2.9µW/µm2 (corresponding to energy of 45pJ per 22ns optical pulse) can be achieved. We investigate the pertinent performance characteristics of these arrays for micro-projection applications, including the prospect of integrated optical pumping of organic semiconductor lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

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Original Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2008
Published: June 20, 2008

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H. X. Zhang, D. Massoubre, J. McKendry, Z. Gong, B. Guilhabert, C. Griffin, E. Gu, P. E. Jessop, J. M. Girkin, and M. D. Dawson, "Individually-addressable flip-chip AlInGaN micropixelated light emitting diode arrays with high continuous and nanosecond output power," Opt. Express 16, 9918-9926 (2008)

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