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Coupled optical and electronic simulations of electrically pumped photonic-crystal-based LEDs
Author(s): Georgios Veronis; Yang Liu; Wonjoo Suh; Minghui Han; Zheng Wang; Robert W. Dutton; Shanhui Fan
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Paper Abstract

We use coupled optical and electronic simulations to investigate design tradeoffs in electrically pumped photonic crystal light emitting diodes. A finite-difference frequency-domain electromagnetic solver is used to calculate the spontaneous emission enhancement factor and the extraction efficiency as a function of frequency and of position of the emitting source. The calculated enhancement factor is fed into an electronic simulator, which solves the coupled continuity equations for electrons and holes and Poisson's equation. We simulate a two-dimensional structure consisting of a photonic-crystal slab with a single-defect cavity, and investigate different pumping configurations for such a cavity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5733, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III, (13 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590899
Show Author Affiliations
Georgios Veronis, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Yang Liu, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Wonjoo Suh, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Minghui Han, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Zheng Wang, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Robert W. Dutton, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Shanhui Fan, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5733:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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