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AlGaN Deep-Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diodes with Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance by a High-Density Array of 40 nm Al Nanoparticles

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posted on 29.07.2020, 18:04 by Jong Won Lee, Gyeongwon Ha, Jeonghyeon Park, Hyun Gyu Song, Jae Yong Park, Jaeyong Lee, Yong-Hoon Cho, Jong-Lam Lee, Jin Kon Kim, Jong Kyu Kim
We present a remarkable improvement in the efficiency of AlGaN deep-ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs) enabled by the coupling of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) mediated by a high-density array of Al nanoparticles (NPs). The Al NPs with an average diameter of ∼40 nm were uniformly distributed near the Al0.43Ga0.57N/Al0.50Ga0.50N multiple quantum well active region for coupling 285 nm emission by block copolymer lithography. The internal quantum efficiency is enhanced by 57.7% because of the decreased radiative recombination lifetime by the LSPR. As a consequence, the AlGaN LEDs with an array of Al NPs show 33.3% enhanced electroluminescence with comparable electrical properties to those of reference LEDs without Al NPs.