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Transparent deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes with a p-type AlN ohmic contact layer
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Paper Abstract

We report a transparent 269 nm deep ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diode (LED) with a thin Mg-doped AlN p-type ohmic contact layer. At 20 mA direct current, the forward voltage is 6.2 V and the optical output power is 11.8 mW, translating into wall-plug-efficiency (WPE) and external quantum efficiency (EQE) equal to 9.5% and 12.8%, respectively. The device maintains 70% of its original optical output power for more than 1000 hours (L70≥1000 hrs) at a current density (J) of 88.9 A/cm2. Experimental data support that this device will have a significantly increased L70 for J ≤ 30 A/cm2. We also demonstrate that for deep UV LEDs the EQE vs current-density (EQE-J) curve can be well fitted by the standard carrier recombination model (ABC model), and internal quantum efficiency (IQE) and light-extraction efficiency (LEE) can thus be extracted. Furthermore, we propose a method for quick assessment of LED’s lifetime, through fitting of EQE-J curves before and after short-term reliability test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10940, Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications, 1094002 (1 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2506918
Show Author Affiliations
Jianping Zhang, Bolb, Inc. (United States)
Ying Gao, Bolb, Inc. (United States)
Ling Zhou, Bolb, Inc. (United States)
Young-Un Gil, Semicon Light Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of)
Kyoung-Min Kim, Semicon Light Co., Ltd. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10940:
Light-Emitting Devices, Materials, and Applications
Jong Kyu Kim; Michael R. Krames; Martin Strassburg, Editor(s)

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