The Preparation and Performance Analysis of GaN-Based High-Voltage DC Light Emitting Diode


The design and the preparation of GaN-based high-voltage DC light emitting diode are realized. It is found that the device, whose chip structure is truncated pyramid using the epitaxial wafer whose subsrate is a patterned sapphire substrate, has a higher luminous efficiency than other chip structures. The luminous efficiency increases up to 116.06 lm/W when the device is packaged into white LED at a color temperature of 4500 K which is driven by 20 mA, and the corresponding voltage is 50 V. The I-V curve shows that the threshold voltage is 36 V, corresponding to a drive current of 1.5 mA. The optical power increases approximately linearly with the increase of driving current when the driving current increases from 15 mA to 50 mA, and the luminous efficiency in this range decreases more slowly with the increase of driving current, indicating that the GaN-based high-voltage DC LED is favourably driven by large current density, and severe efficiency droop will not appear as the drive current density increases, which offers a new idea for studying and solving the efficiency droop problem from the chip level. © Chinese Physical Society.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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GaN-Based High-Voltage DC Light Emitting Diode; Luminous Efficiency; Pattern Sapphire Substrate; Truncated Pyramid Chip Structure

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2012