Published in Proceedings of Gallium Nitride Materials and Devices IV: San Jose, CA, Volume 7216, January 26, 2009.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1117/12.805480.
The Gallium Nitride (GaN) Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) bottom refection grating simulation and results are presented. A microstructure GaN bottom grating, either conical holes or cylindrical holes, was calculated and compared with the non-grating (flat) case. A time monitor was also placed just above the top of the LED to measure both time and power output from the top of the LED. Many different scenarios were simulated by sweeping three parameters that affected the structure of the micro-structure grating: unit cell period (A) from 1 to 6 microns, unit cell width (w) from 1 to 6 microns, and unit cell grating height (d) from 50 to 200nm. The simulation results show that the cylindrical grating case has a 98% light extraction improvement, and the conical grating case has a 109% light extraction improvement compared to the flat plate case.
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