Efficiency of GaN/InGaN light-emitting diodes with interdigitated mesa geometry

Guo, X.; Li, Y.-L.; Schubert, E. F.
September 2001
Applied Physics Letters;9/24/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 13
Academic Journal
GaN/InGaN light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with different mesa structures are studied. The optical emission power as well as current–voltage characteristics of different mesa patterns are measured. The results show that the optical emission of the device with interdigitated patterns is higher than devices with traditional square-shaped patterns. The leakage current is found to increase as the mesa sidewall perimeter increases. Based on the analysis, it is concluded that a surface leakage current flows across the mesa sidewall and the leakage current is directly proportional to the mesa perimeter. The implications of the results for large-area scalable LED structures are discussed. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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