Investigation of a Separated Short-Wavelength Peak in InGaN Red Light-Emitting Diodes

Pavel Kirilenko, Zhe Zhuang, Daisuke Iida, Martin Velazquez-Rizo, Kazuhiro Ohkawa

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Abstract

We fabricated indium gallium nitride (InGaN) red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with a peak emission wavelength of 649 nm and investigated their electroluminescence (EL) properties. An additional separated peak in the EL spectrum of the red LEDs at 20 mA was observed at 465 nm. This additional peak also exhibits a blue-shift with increasing currents as does the main emission peak. Using high-resolution microscopy, we observed many point-like emission spots in the EL emission images at the currents below 1 mA. However, these emission spots cannot be identified at currents above 5 mA because the red emission from quantum wells (QWs) is much stronger than that emitted by these spots. Finally, we demonstrate that these emission spots are related to the defects generated in red QWs. The measured In content was lower at the vicinity of the defects, which was regarded as the reason for separated short-wavelength emission in red InGaN LEDs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1123
JournalCrystals
Volume11
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-09-16
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): BAS/1/1676-01-01
Acknowledgements: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (BAS/1/1676-01-01).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemical Engineering

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