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On-chip very low junction temperature GaN-based light emitting diodes by selective ion implantation
Author(s): Yun-Wei Cheng; Hung-Hsien Chen; Min-Yung Ke; Cheng-Pin Chen; JianJang Huang
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Paper Abstract

We propose an on-wafer heat relaxation technology by selectively ion-implanted in part of the p-type GaN to decrease the junction temperature in the LED structure. The Si dopant implantation energy and concentration are characterized to exhibit peak carrier density 1×1018 cm-3 at the depth of 137.6 nm after activation in nitrogen ambient at 750 °C for 30 minutes. The implantation schedule is designed to neutralize the selected region or to create a reverse p-n diode in the p-GaN layer, which acts as the cold zone for heat dissipation. The cold zone with lower effective carrier concentration and thus higher resistance is able to divert the current path. Therefore, the electrical power consumption through the cold zone was reduced, resulting in less optical power emission from the quantum well under the cold zone. Using the diode forward voltage method to extract junction temperature, when the injection current increases from 10 to 60 mA, the junction temperature of the ion-implanted LED increases from 34.3 °C to 42.3 °C, while that of the conventional one rises from 30.3 °C to 63.6 °C. At 100 mA, the output power of the ion-implanted device is 6.09 % higher than that of the conventional device. The slight increase of optical power is due to the increase of current density outside the cold zone region of the implanted device and reduced junction temperature. The result indicates that our approach improves thermal dissipation and meanwhile maintains the linearity of L-I curves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7058, Eighth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 705805 (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.798866
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Yun-Wei Cheng, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Hung-Hsien Chen, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Min-Yung Ke, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Cheng-Pin Chen, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
JianJang Huang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7058:
Eighth International Conference on Solid State Lighting
Ian T. Ferguson; Tsunemasa Taguchi; Ian E. Ashdown; Seong-Ju Park, Editor(s)

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