We have investigated the performance of AlGaInP-based red micro-light-emitting diodes (micro-LEDs) with different n-type contact schemes as functions of current, ambient temperature, and chip size. The samples with AuGe/Ni/Au contact revealed wider full width at half maximum of electroluminescence than that with the Pd/Ge contact. All samples also exhibited broad peaks at wavelengths between ∼632 and ∼640 nm, whose intensity depended on the type of contact schemes and temperature. Regardless of the contact schemes, the 10 μm-size samples showed a larger temperature-dependent reduction in the output power at current density of <50 A cm-2 than the 100 μm-size ones. Above 100 A cm-2, however, both samples showed similar temperature dependence. Irrespective of the contact schemes, the main peak of the 100-μm samples was red-shifted, whereas no red-shift was detected in the 10-μm samples. The third peak of the AuGe-based contact samples became more dominant at 700 A cm-2 than the main peak, whereas that of the PdGe contact samples became more dominant at 1000 A cm-2. Based on the chip size, current, contact scheme, and temperature dependence, the performance degradation of the red micro-LEDs is described and discussed.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials