Investigation of GaN-based light-emitting diodes grown on vicinal sapphire substrates

Yi Jung Liu, Huey-Ing Chen, Shiou Ying Cheng, Kun Wei Lin, Wen-Chau Liu

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GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) grown on c-plane vicinal sapphire substrates are fabricated and characterized. All the electrical characteristics demonstrate that the LED with a 0.2° tilt sapphire substrate exhibits the lowest defect density while that with a 1.0° tilt sapphire exhibits the highest one. At 2 mA, the enhanced output power of 23.3% indicates the substantial reduction of defect-related nonradiative recombination centers in MQW for the LED device with a 0.2°-tilt sapphire. At 60 mA, the improved value is up to 45.7%. This is primarily caused by the presence of indium quantum dots (QDs) in MQW which provides increased quantum efficiency

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1664-1668
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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