Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
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.
DTIC Accession Number
Fitzgerald, Thomas M., "Design and Characterization of Resonant Cavity Light-Emitting Diodes" (1994). Theses and Dissertations. 6437.