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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4958–4969

Improved InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes with a p-GaN/n-GaN/p-GaN/n-GaN/p-GaN current-spreading layer

Zi-Hui Zhang, Swee Tiam Tan, Wei Liu, Zhengang Ju, Ke Zheng, Zabu Kyaw, Yun Ji, Namig Hasanov, Xiao Wei Sun, and Hilmi Volkan Demir  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4958-4969 (2013)

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This work reports both experimental and theoretical studies on the InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with optical output power and external quantum efficiency (EQE) levels substantially enhanced by incorporating p-GaN/n-GaN/p-GaN/n-GaN/p-GaN (PNPNP-GaN) current spreading layers in p-GaN. Each thin n-GaN layer sandwiched in the PNPNP-GaN structure is completely depleted due to the built-in electric field in the PNPNP-GaN junctions, and the ionized donors in these n-GaN layers serve as the hole spreaders. As a result, the electrical performance of the proposed device is improved and the optical output power and EQE are enhanced.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2013
Published: February 21, 2013

Zi-Hui Zhang, Swee Tiam Tan, Wei Liu, Zhengang Ju, Ke Zheng, Zabu Kyaw, Yun Ji, Namig Hasanov, Xiao Wei Sun, and Hilmi Volkan Demir, "Improved InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes with a p-GaN/n-GaN/p-GaN/n-GaN/p-GaN current-spreading layer," Opt. Express 21, 4958-4969 (2013)

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