Resonant-cavity-enhanced thin-film AlGaAs/GaAs/AlGaAs LED's with metal mirrors.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Resonant-cavity-enhanced light-emitting diodes (RCE LED's) are of increasing interest as a low-cost alternative to lasers for short-distance applications. We report on the characteristics of thin-film AlGaAs/GaAs/AlGaAs double-heterostructure RCE LED's with metal mirrors on both sides fabricated by means of epitaxial liftoff and bonded to silicon host substrates. The devices exhibit typical turn-on voltages of 1.3 V, operating resistances of 31 Ω, linewidths of 10.4 nm, efficiencies of 1.4%, dispersion half-angles of 23.7°, and stable output over more than 1700 h. These devices exhibit significant improvement over conventional LED's without additional complicated processing or growth steps, resulting in a manufacturable, low-cost device.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilkinson, ST; Jokerst, NM; Leavitt, RP

Published Date

  • December 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 36

Start / End Page

  • 8298 - 8302

PubMed ID

  • 21068949

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4522

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ao.34.008298


  • eng