Enhanced extraction and efficiency of blue light-emitting diodes prepared using two-step-etched patterned sapphire substrates

Ray Ming Lin, Yuan Chieh Lu, Sheng Fu Yu, Yewchung Sermon Wu, Chung Hao Chiang, Wen Ching Hsu, Shoou Jinn Chang

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Abstract

Using a hot acid wet etching method, we have fabricated two types of patterned sapphire substrates: A pyramidal patterned sapphire substrate (PPSS) and a flat-top patterned sapphire substrate (FTPSS). After placing these samples into an atmospheric pressure metallorganic chemical vapor deposition system, we deposited standard InGaN light-emitting diode (LED) structures onto their surfaces. The crystal quality of these two surfaces was enhanced, as evidenced using X-ray diffraction (the full width at half-maximum decreased from 406.8 arcsec for the conventional sapphire to 356.4 and 349.2 arcsec for the PPSS and FTPSS samples, respectively). The output power of InGaN-based blue LEDs incorporating the PPSS and FTPSS improved to 17.9 and 18.7%, respectively, at 20 mA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)H874-H876
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume156
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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