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Electroluminescence enhancement in mid-infrared InAsSb resonant cavity light emitting diodes for CO 2 detection

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Article number171103
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/05/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Physics Letters
Issue number17
Volume114
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished
Early online date1/05/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this work, we demonstrated a mid-infrared resonant cavity light emitting diode (RCLED) operating near 4.2 μm at room temperature, grown lattice-matched on a GaSb substrate by molecular beam epitaxy, suitable for CO 2 gas detection. The device consists of a 1 λ-thick microcavity containing an InAs 0.90 Sb 0.1 active region sandwiched between two high contrast, lattice-matched AlAs 0.08 Sb 0.92 /GaSb distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) mirrors. The electroluminescence emission spectra of the RCLED were recorded over the temperature range from 20 to 300 K and compared with a reference LED without DBR mirrors. The RCLED exhibits a strong emission enhancement due to resonant cavity effects. At room temperature, the peak emission and the integrated peak emission were found to be increased by a factor of ∼ 70 and ∼ 11, respectively, while the total integrated emission enhancement was ∼ × 33. This is the highest resonant cavity enhancement ever reported for a mid-infrared LED operating at this wavelength. Furthermore, the RCLED also exhibits a superior temperature stability of ∼ 0.35 nm/K and a significantly narrower (10×) spectral linewidth. High spectral brightness and temperature stable emission entirely within the fundamental absorption band are attractive characteristics for the development of next generation CO 2 gas sensor instrumentation. © 2019 Author(s).

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Copyright 2019 American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 114, (17) 2019 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5090840 This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.