Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 83–88

Band gap engineering approaches to increase InGaN/GaN LED efficiency


DOI: 10.1007/s11082-011-9536-x

Cite this article as:
Auf der Maur, M., Lorenz, K. & Di Carlo, A. Opt Quant Electron (2012) 44: 83. doi:10.1007/s11082-011-9536-x


Nitride-based quantum well (QW) LEDs for lighting applications suffer from efficiency issues related to the strong built-in fields due to the difference in electric polarization of the constituent materials. In this paper we present a study based on device simulation showing the beneficial impact of band gap engineering approaches on device performance in particular for green LEDs.


LED Nitrides Simulation IQE Band gap engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Unidade de Física e Aceleradores, Instituto Tecnologico e NuclearSacavémPortugal

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