The electrical properties of the Si-doped n+-In0.23Ga0.77N/GaN short period superlattice (SPS) structure were investigated and compared with those of a conventional Mg-doped GaN contact layer. The secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) data clearly shown a simultaneous presence of Si and In in the surface region. Temperature dependent Hall measurement showed that such a SPS structure exhibits a high sheet electron concentration. It was found that we could reduce the 20 mA LED forward voltage from 3.78 V to 2.94 V and also reduce the series resistance of the LED from 41 Ω to 10 Ω by introducing such an n+-InGaN/GaN SPS top contact. It was also found that we could improve the output power and LED lifetime by employing such a SPS structure.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||4 B|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 2003|
- Hall measurement
- Tunneling contact