Approaches for high internal quantum efficiency green InGaN light-emitting diodes with large overlap quantum wells

Hongping Zhao, Guangyu Liu, Jing Zhang, Jonathan D. Poplawsky, Volkmar Dierolf, Nelson Tansu

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Abstract

Optimization of internal quantum efficiency (IQE) for InGaN quantum wells (QWs) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is investigated. Staggered InGaN QWs with large electron-hole wavefunction overlap and improved radiative recombination rate are investigated for nitride LEDs application. The effect of interface abruptness in staggered InGaN QWs on radiative recombination rate is studied. Studies show that the less interface abruptness between the InGaN sub-layers will not affect the performance of the staggered InGaN QWs detrimentally. The growths of linearly-shaped staggered InGaN QWs by employing graded growth temperature grading are presented. The effect of current injection efficiency on IQE of InGaN QWs LEDs and other approaches to reduce dislocation in InGaN QWs LEDs are also discussed. The optimization of both radiative efficiency and current injection efficiency in InGaN QWs LEDs are required for achieving high IQE devices emitting in the green spectral regime and longer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)A991-A1007
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number104
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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