Recovery of dry etch-induced damage of nano-patterned GaN-based light-emitting diodes by rapid-thermal-annealing

Hyun Gi Hong, S. S. Kim, D. Y. Kim, Takhee Lee, Kyoung Kook Kim, June O. Song, J. H. Cho, Tae Yeon Seong

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The effect of rapid-thermal-annealing on the performance of near-UV GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated with nano-patterned p-type electrodes has been investigated. One-dimensional (1-D) nano-patterns were formed on Cu-doped indium oxide (CIO)/indium tin oxide (ITO) p-electrode by surface relief grating and dry etching techniques. After the nano-patterning, some of the samples are rapidthermal-annealed at 530 and 630°C in either air or nitrogen ambient. LEDs made with samples annealed 530°C show much better electrical characteristics as compared to unannealed samples. In particular, LEDs with samples annealed 530°C in air show higher output power (at 20 mA) and much reduced leakage current as compared to LEDs with unannealed samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-886
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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