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High reflectivity and thermal-stability Cr-base reflectors and n-type ohmic contact for GaN-based flip-chip light-emitting diodes
Author(s): Kuang-Po Hsueh; Kuo-Chun Chiang; Charles J. Wang; Yue-Ming Hsin
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated the thermal stability of three composite metals on their contact resistivities and luminous intensities for using as the reflector in flip-chip light-emitting diode (FCLED). The composite metals were simultaneously deposited on n-type GaN without alloy to form n-type Ohmic contact and simplify the process. The investigated composite metals were Ti/Al/Ti/Au (30/500/30/300 nm), Cr/Al/Cr/Au (30/500/30/300 nm) and Cr/Ti/Au (500/30/300 nm), respectively. The specific contact resistivity of Ti/Al/Ti/Au, Cr/Al/Cr/Au and Cr/Ti/Au on the n-type GaN Ohmic contact were changed from 5.4×10-4, 6.6×10-4 and 7.7×10-4 Ω-cm2 to 5.3×10-4, 4.5×10-4 and 1.3×10-4 Ω-cm2 respectively after 500 hours thermal stress at 150°C in the air. After 96 hours of thermal stress, the luminous intensities at 20 mA of these three structures were decreased 6.2%, 11.1% and 1.4%, respectively. Therefore, in addition to maintain good n-type ohmic contact and simplify the process, the Cr/Ti/Au composite metal demonstrates good thermal stability as a reflector in FCLED.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6121, Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices, 61210V (3 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646154
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Kuang-Po Hsueh, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Kuo-Chun Chiang, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Charles J. Wang, LEDARTS OPTO Corp. (Taiwan)
Yue-Ming Hsin, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6121:
Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices
Cole W. Litton; James G. Grote; Hadis Morkoc; Anupam Madhukar, Editor(s)

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