Finite-difference time domain modeling of periodic and disordered surface gratings in AlInSb light emitting diodes with metallic back-reflectors

IJ Buss, GR Nash, JG Rarity, MJ Cryan

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Abstract

Two-dimensional finite-difference time-domain modeling is undertaken to study the optical behaviour of midinfrared AlInSb light-emitting diode devices with close metallic back reflectors. The location of the source and mirror is investigated in detail and optimised for peak emission at ¿0 = 4 ¿m. A periodic surface grating is added and it is found that greater than 98% of the light at a specific wavelength may be extracted for specific grating parameters, an enhancement of ~ 20-fold. A novel type of grating termed disordered-periodic is then studied and is shown to have a much broader spectral response with more than 50% of the power extracted across a broad wavelength range.
Translated title of the contributionFinite-Difference Time-Domain modeling of periodic and disordered surface gratings in AlInSb light emitting diodes with metallic back-reflectors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1190 - 1200
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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Keywords

  • finite-difference time-domain modeling
  • light-emitting diodes
  • integrated optoelectronics

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