Photonic crystal (PhC) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) exhibiting anisotropic light extraction have been investigated experimentally and theoretically. It is found that the anisotropic light extraction strongly depends on the lattice constant and orientation. Optical images of the anisotropy in the azimuthal direction are obtained using annular structure with triangular lattice. 6-fold symmetric light extraction patterns with varying number of petals are observed. More petals in multiple of 6 appear in the observed image with lattice constant increasing. This anisotropic behavior suggests a new means to optimize the PhC design of GaN LED for light extraction.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2008|
|Event||7th International Conference of Nitride Semiconductors, ICNS-7 - Las Vegas, NV, United States|
Duration: 16 Sep 2007 → 21 Sep 2007