This paper describes the degradation of InGaN-based LEDs submitted to constant current stress; based on combined electroluminescence, photoluminescence and deep-level transient spectroscopy we show that: (i) when submitted to constant current stress, LEDs can show a measurable decrease in the optical power, which is more prominent in the low current regime; (ii) the decrease in optical power is strongly correlated to the increase in the Shockley-Read-Hall recombination coefficient A, as estimated by differential lifetime measurements; (iii) stress induces the increase in the concentration of a trap level, with activation energy between 0.6 and 0.7 eV, which is supposed to be located next to/within the active region. The results suggest that the optical degradation can be ascribed to the increase in non-radiative recombination, rather than to a decrease in carrier injection efficiency. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

Ageing of InGaN-based LEDs: Effects on internal quantum efficiency and role of defects

LA GRASSA, MARCO;MENEGHINI, MATTEO;DE SANTI, CARLO;MENEGHESSO, GAUDENZIO;ZANONI, ENRICO
2015

Abstract

This paper describes the degradation of InGaN-based LEDs submitted to constant current stress; based on combined electroluminescence, photoluminescence and deep-level transient spectroscopy we show that: (i) when submitted to constant current stress, LEDs can show a measurable decrease in the optical power, which is more prominent in the low current regime; (ii) the decrease in optical power is strongly correlated to the increase in the Shockley-Read-Hall recombination coefficient A, as estimated by differential lifetime measurements; (iii) stress induces the increase in the concentration of a trap level, with activation energy between 0.6 and 0.7 eV, which is supposed to be located next to/within the active region. The results suggest that the optical degradation can be ascribed to the increase in non-radiative recombination, rather than to a decrease in carrier injection efficiency. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
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