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Dominant carrier recombination mechanisms in GaInNAs/GaAs quantum well light-emitting diodes

J.-M. Ulloa
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A. Hierro
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J. Miguel-Sanchez
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A. Guzman
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J.L. Sanchez-Rojas
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E. Calleja
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Abstract

The electroluminescence of GaInNAs/GaAs quantum well light-emitting diodes is analyzed as a function of temperature and injection current. The relative influence of nonradiative carrier recombination, recombination from localized states, and conduction-band to valence-band recombination is discussed. The localized states are found to dominate the emission and the external quantum efficiency only at low temperatures and currents. When temperature and/or injection level are increased, band-to-band transitions become the main recombination mechanism. Nonradiative recombination is strongly thermally activated, and becomes the dominant process above 75 K. As a result of postgrowth rapid thermal annealing, the device luminescence efficiency increases by over one order of magnitude due to a decrease in the density of nonradiative recombination centers.

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hal-00327653 , version 1 (09-10-2008)

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J.-M. Ulloa, A. Hierro, J. Miguel-Sanchez, A. Guzman, E. Tournié, et al.. Dominant carrier recombination mechanisms in GaInNAs/GaAs quantum well light-emitting diodes. Applied Physics Letters, 2004, 85 (1), pp.40 - 42. ⟨10.1063/1.1769078⟩. ⟨hal-00327653⟩
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