The droop property of blue GaN light emitting diodes (LEDs) has been improved by creating a 9 quantum well (QW) LED on a patterned sapphire substrate (PSS). The droop ratio was improved from 45.9 to 7.6. At a wavelength of 447nm, and with standard on-header packaging, the 9QW PSS-LED had an output power of 27.6mW and an EQE of 49.7 at a current of 20mA. The output power of the 9QW PSS-LED remains linear with increasing drive current, even up to relatively high current density, and the EQE is almost constant.
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