The Role of InGaN Quantum Barriers in Improving the Performance of GaN-based Laser Diodes

The device performance of LDs with InGaN QB layers is improved significantly in comparison with LDs with GaN QB layers.



“In this work, different aspects which have influences on device performance of blue laser diodes (LDs) when using InGaN instead of GaN as quantum barrier (QB) layers are investigated theoretically and experimentally. In the modeling calculation, it is found that the threshold current of LDs with InGaN QB layers is reduced obviously, but the slope efficiency is not largely improved due to the increase of leakage current. However, in the experimental results of the fabricated LDs using InGaN QB layers in comparison with those with GaN QB layers, the slope efficiency is really improved greatly, which is 34% higher. The great improvement of emission efficiency is ascribed to the better homogeneity of the active region which can improve the peak mode gain effectively. Such a better homogeneity of QW layers can be mainly attributed to the decreased composition pulling effect and a suppression of the stress between InGaN QB layers and InGaN QW layers.”

View this technical paper here. Published 09/2021.

Ben, Y., Liang, F., Zhao, D., Yang, J., Liu, Z., & Chen, P. (2022). The role of Ingan quantum barriers in improving the performance of gan-based laser diodes. Optics & Laser Technology, 145, 107523.

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