Accession Number : ADA289307

Title :   Design and Characterization of Resonant Cavity Light-Emitting Diodes.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Fitzgerald, Thomas M.

PDF Url : ADA289307

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 135

Abstract : This thesis describes an investigation into the emission properties of Resonant Cavity Light Emitting Diodes (RCLED). RCLEDs are a new photonic device that promise laser-like properties of narrow output frequency spread and high output power, without the usual laser disadvantages of shorter lifetime and increased maintenance and lifetime costs. Specifically, this thesis examines the functional dependence between emitted wavelength and the RCLED microcavity, and attempts to correlate theory with experimental data. This thesis introduces a classical wave interference model that calculates the Spontaneous Emission Enhancement Factor (Z-) with angular dependence.

Descriptors :   *PHOTONICS, *LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, *CAVITY RESONATORS, MAINTENANCE, QUANTUM WELLS, ELECTROLUMINESCENCE, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, ALUMINUM GALLIUM ARSENIDES, PHOTOLUMINESCENCE, REFRACTIVE INDEX, THESES, SUBSTRATES, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, COSTS, REFLECTANCE, BRAGG SCATTERING.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE