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Applied Physics A

, Volume 113, Issue 3, pp 801–809

First Online: 22 February 2013Received: 03 December 2012Accepted: 26 January 2013

Abstract

Polarization effects are studied within nitride light-emitting diodes LEDs manufactured on standard polar and semipolar substrates. A new theoretical approach, somewhat different than standard ones, is proposed to this end. It is well known that when regular polar GaN substrates are used, strong piezoelectric and spontaneous polarizations create built-in electric fields leading to the quantum-confined Stark effects QCSEs. These effects may be completely avoided in nonpolar crystallographic orientations, but then there are problems with manufacturing InGaN layers of relatively high Indium contents necessary for the green emission. Hence, a procedure leading to partly overcoming these polarization problems in semi-polar LEDs emitting green radiation is proposed. The 1122 crystallographic substrate orientation inclination angle of 58 to c plane seems to be the most promising because it is characterized by low Miller–Bravais indices leading to high-quality and high Indium content smooth growth planes. Besides, it makes possible an increased Indium incorporation efficiency and it is efficient in suppressing QCSE. The In0.3Ga0.7N-GaN QW LED grown on the semipolar 1122 substrate has been found as currently the optimal LED structure emitting green radiation.

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Author: Seweryn Morawiec - Robert P. Sarzała - Włodzimierz Nakwaski

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