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Type-II 450-550 nm InGaN-GaNAs for quantum well active region lasers and light emitters on GaN
Author(s): Ronald A. Arif; Yik-Khoon Ee; Nelson Tansu
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Paper Abstract

We present and analyze a new nitride-based gain media by utilizing type-II InGaN-GaNAs quantum well (QW) on GaN. This novel III-N based type-II QW allows extension of the emission wavelength from blue regime (450-nm) to yellow regime (550-nm) with relatively-low In-content in the QW, while maintaining a large electron-hole wavefunction overlap. High electron-hole wavefunction overlap (≥ 65%-70%) can be obtained by careful energy band engineering to take advantage of the polarization-induced electric field. Our analysis shows this new type-II QW gain media offers wide emission wavelength coverage, from pure blue (~450-nm) to yellow-green (~530-nm). Design and optimization for pure blue (~450-nm), green (~515-nm) and yellow-green (~530-nm) emission structures are also presented. This method may allow realization of green laser diode on GaN, as well as paving the way to low cost, truly monolithic solid-state white light source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6115, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV, 61150Y (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646174
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Ronald A. Arif, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Yik-Khoon Ee, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Nelson Tansu, Lehigh Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6115:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XIV
Marek Osiński; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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