Control performance of a single-chip white light emitting diode by adjusting strain in InGaN underlying layer

Wang, X. H.; Guo, L. W.; Jia, H. Q.; Xing, Z. G.; Wang, Y.; Pei, X. J.; Zhou, J. M.; Chen, H.
March 2009
Applied Physics Letters;3/16/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 11, p111913
Academic Journal
Light emission from green to white in a single-chip light emitting diode is modulated by adjusting the strain in InGaN underlying layer (UL) embedded below an active layer of InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells. Transmission electron microscopy combined with x-ray reciprocal space mapping reveals that indium phase separation in InGaN quantum well active layer is enhanced by using a partly relaxed InGaN UL and In-rich quantum dots with different size and indium composition are formed. They emit multicolor lights whose mixing produces white light. Quality of the white light could be controlled by modulation on relaxation degree of the InGaN UL.


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