Fabrication of high-brightness GaN-based light-emitting diodes via thermal nanoimprinting of ZnO-nanoparticle-dispersed resin

Kyeong Jae Byeon, Joong Yeon Cho, Han Byeol Jo, Heon Lee

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Abstract

We fabricated high-brightness GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with highly refractive patterned structures by using a thermal nanoimprint lithography (NIL). A highly refractive ZnO-nanoparticle-dispersed resin (ZNDR) was used in NIL, and a submicron hole, a submicron high-aspect-ratio pillar, and microconvex arrays were fabricated on the indium tin oxide (ITO) top electrode of GaN-based LED devices. We analyzed the light extraction mechanism for each of the three types of patterns by using a finite element method simulation, and found that the high-aspect-ratio pillar had a great ability to improve light extraction owing to its waveguide effect and prominent scattering effect. As a result, the light output power, which was measured in an integrating sphere, of the LED device was enhanced by up to 19.6% when the high-aspect-ratio pillar array was formed on the top ITO electrode of the device. Further, the electrical properties of none of the patterned LED devices fabricated using ZNDR degraded in comparison to those of bare LED devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-360
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Surface Science
Volume346
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 15

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Light emitting diodes
Luminance
Resins
Nanoparticles
Fabrication
Nanoimprint lithography
Aspect ratio
Tin oxides
Indium
Electrodes
Electric properties
Waveguides
Hot Temperature
Scattering
Finite element method
indium tin oxide

Keywords

  • Light extraction efficiency
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Nanoimprint lithography (NIL)
  • ZnO-nanoparticle-dispersed resin (ZNDR)

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  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Fabrication of high-brightness GaN-based light-emitting diodes via thermal nanoimprinting of ZnO-nanoparticle-dispersed resin. / Byeon, Kyeong Jae; Cho, Joong Yeon; Jo, Han Byeol; Lee, Heon.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 346, 15.08.2015, p. 354-360.

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