Abstract

Conventional white-light sources suffer from a fundamental trade-off between color rendering index and the luminous efficacy; increasing one generally comes at the expense of the other. We demonstrate through simulation that dual-wavelength blue-emitting active regions in phosphor-converted white light sources maximize the output luminous flux while significantly increasing the color rendering ability. Our results indicate that such improvements can be achieved over a broad range of correlated color temperatures.

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    [CrossRef]
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2008

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

M. Grundmann and U. Mishra, “Multi-color light emitting diode using polarization-induced tunnel junctions,” Phys. Status Solidi C 4(7), 2830–2833 (2007).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Xie and N. Hirosaki, “Review: Silicon-based oxynitrides and nitride phosphors for white LEDs,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 8(7-8), 588–600 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

N. Sándor and J. Schanda, “Visual color rendering based on color difference evaluations,” Lighting Res. Tech. 38(3), 225–239 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

S. Chhajed, Y. Xi, Y. L. Li, T. Gessmann, and E. F. Schubert, “Influence of junction temperature on chromaticity and color-rendering properties of trichromatic white-light sources based on light-emitting diodes,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(5), 054506 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. F. Schubert and J. K. Kim, “Solid-state light sources getting smart,” Science 308(5726), 1274–1278 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

J. Tsao, “Solid-state lighting: lamps, chips and materials for tomorrow,” IEEE Circuits Devices Mag. 20(3), 28–37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

S. W. Brown, C. Santana, and G. P. Eppeldauer, “Development of a tunable LED-based colorimetric source,” J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 107, 363–371 (2002).

A. Zukauskas, R. Vaicekauskas, F. Ivanauskas, R. Gaska, and M. S. Shur, “Optimization of white polychromatic semiconductor lamps,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2), 234–237 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Yamada, Y. Narukawa, and T. Mukai, “Phosphor free high-luminous-efficiency white light-emitting diodes composed of InGaN multi-quantum well,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41(Part 2, No. 3A), 246–248 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

B. Damilano, N. Grandjean, C. Pernot, and J. Massies, “Monolithic white light emitting diodes based on InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(Part 2, No. 9A/B), 918–920 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1998

S Nakamura, “Progress with GaN-based blue/green LEDs and bluish-purple semiconductor LDs,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 81, 1–8 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Baur, J.

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Brown, S. W.

S. W. Brown, C. Santana, and G. P. Eppeldauer, “Development of a tunable LED-based colorimetric source,” J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 107, 363–371 (2002).

Chhajed, S.

S. Chhajed, Y. Xi, Y. L. Li, T. Gessmann, and E. F. Schubert, “Influence of junction temperature on chromaticity and color-rendering properties of trichromatic white-light sources based on light-emitting diodes,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(5), 054506 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cho, C. Y.

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Damilano, B.

B. Damilano, N. Grandjean, C. Pernot, and J. Massies, “Monolithic white light emitting diodes based on InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(Part 2, No. 9A/B), 918–920 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Eppeldauer, G. P.

S. W. Brown, C. Santana, and G. P. Eppeldauer, “Development of a tunable LED-based colorimetric source,” J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 107, 363–371 (2002).

Gaska, R.

A. Zukauskas, R. Vaicekauskas, F. Ivanauskas, R. Gaska, and M. S. Shur, “Optimization of white polychromatic semiconductor lamps,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2), 234–237 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Gessmann, T.

S. Chhajed, Y. Xi, Y. L. Li, T. Gessmann, and E. F. Schubert, “Influence of junction temperature on chromaticity and color-rendering properties of trichromatic white-light sources based on light-emitting diodes,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(5), 054506 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Grandjean, N.

B. Damilano, N. Grandjean, C. Pernot, and J. Massies, “Monolithic white light emitting diodes based on InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(Part 2, No. 9A/B), 918–920 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Grundmann, M.

M. Grundmann and U. Mishra, “Multi-color light emitting diode using polarization-induced tunnel junctions,” Phys. Status Solidi C 4(7), 2830–2833 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hahn, B.

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hirosaki, N.

R. J. Xie and N. Hirosaki, “Review: Silicon-based oxynitrides and nitride phosphors for white LEDs,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 8(7-8), 588–600 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hoppe, H. A.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ivanauskas, F.

A. Zukauskas, R. Vaicekauskas, F. Ivanauskas, R. Gaska, and M. S. Shur, “Optimization of white polychromatic semiconductor lamps,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2), 234–237 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Juestel, T.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J. K.

E. F. Schubert and J. K. Kim, “Solid-state light sources getting smart,” Science 308(5726), 1274–1278 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, J. Y.

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Krames, M. R.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kwon, M. K.

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Laubsch, A.

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y. L.

S. Chhajed, Y. Xi, Y. L. Li, T. Gessmann, and E. F. Schubert, “Influence of junction temperature on chromaticity and color-rendering properties of trichromatic white-light sources based on light-emitting diodes,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(5), 054506 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lim, J. H.

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Massies, J.

B. Damilano, N. Grandjean, C. Pernot, and J. Massies, “Monolithic white light emitting diodes based on InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(Part 2, No. 9A/B), 918–920 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Mishra, U.

M. Grundmann and U. Mishra, “Multi-color light emitting diode using polarization-induced tunnel junctions,” Phys. Status Solidi C 4(7), 2830–2833 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mueller, G.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Mueller-Mach, R.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Mukai, T.

M. Yamada, Y. Narukawa, and T. Mukai, “Phosphor free high-luminous-efficiency white light-emitting diodes composed of InGaN multi-quantum well,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41(Part 2, No. 3A), 246–248 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nakamura, S

S Nakamura, “Progress with GaN-based blue/green LEDs and bluish-purple semiconductor LDs,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 81, 1–8 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Narukawa, Y.

M. Yamada, Y. Narukawa, and T. Mukai, “Phosphor free high-luminous-efficiency white light-emitting diodes composed of InGaN multi-quantum well,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41(Part 2, No. 3A), 246–248 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Park, I. K.

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Park, S. J.

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pernot, C.

B. Damilano, N. Grandjean, C. Pernot, and J. Massies, “Monolithic white light emitting diodes based on InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(Part 2, No. 9A/B), 918–920 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Peter, M.

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sándor, N.

N. Sándor and J. Schanda, “Visual color rendering based on color difference evaluations,” Lighting Res. Tech. 38(3), 225–239 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Santana, C.

S. W. Brown, C. Santana, and G. P. Eppeldauer, “Development of a tunable LED-based colorimetric source,” J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 107, 363–371 (2002).

Schanda, J.

N. Sándor and J. Schanda, “Visual color rendering based on color difference evaluations,” Lighting Res. Tech. 38(3), 225–239 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, P.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Schnick, W.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Schubert, E. F.

S. Chhajed, Y. Xi, Y. L. Li, T. Gessmann, and E. F. Schubert, “Influence of junction temperature on chromaticity and color-rendering properties of trichromatic white-light sources based on light-emitting diodes,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(5), 054506 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. F. Schubert and J. K. Kim, “Solid-state light sources getting smart,” Science 308(5726), 1274–1278 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shur, M. S.

A. Zukauskas, R. Vaicekauskas, F. Ivanauskas, R. Gaska, and M. S. Shur, “Optimization of white polychromatic semiconductor lamps,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2), 234–237 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stadler, F.

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Stauss, P.

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tsao, J.

J. Tsao, “Solid-state lighting: lamps, chips and materials for tomorrow,” IEEE Circuits Devices Mag. 20(3), 28–37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Vaicekauskas, R.

A. Zukauskas, R. Vaicekauskas, F. Ivanauskas, R. Gaska, and M. S. Shur, “Optimization of white polychromatic semiconductor lamps,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2), 234–237 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Walter, A.

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xi, Y.

S. Chhajed, Y. Xi, Y. L. Li, T. Gessmann, and E. F. Schubert, “Influence of junction temperature on chromaticity and color-rendering properties of trichromatic white-light sources based on light-emitting diodes,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(5), 054506 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Xie, R. J.

R. J. Xie and N. Hirosaki, “Review: Silicon-based oxynitrides and nitride phosphors for white LEDs,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 8(7-8), 588–600 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, M.

M. Yamada, Y. Narukawa, and T. Mukai, “Phosphor free high-luminous-efficiency white light-emitting diodes composed of InGaN multi-quantum well,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41(Part 2, No. 3A), 246–248 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Zukauskas, A.

A. Zukauskas, R. Vaicekauskas, F. Ivanauskas, R. Gaska, and M. S. Shur, “Optimization of white polychromatic semiconductor lamps,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2), 234–237 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Zukauskas, R. Vaicekauskas, F. Ivanauskas, R. Gaska, and M. S. Shur, “Optimization of white polychromatic semiconductor lamps,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2), 234–237 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. K. Park, J. Y. Kim, M. K. Kwon, C. Y. Cho, J. H. Lim, and S. J. Park, “Phosphor-free white light emitting diode with laterally distributed multiple quantum wells,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(9), 091110 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Commun. Jpn.

S Nakamura, “Progress with GaN-based blue/green LEDs and bluish-purple semiconductor LDs,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 81, 1–8 (1998).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Circuits Devices Mag.

J. Tsao, “Solid-state lighting: lamps, chips and materials for tomorrow,” IEEE Circuits Devices Mag. 20(3), 28–37 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

S. Chhajed, Y. Xi, Y. L. Li, T. Gessmann, and E. F. Schubert, “Influence of junction temperature on chromaticity and color-rendering properties of trichromatic white-light sources based on light-emitting diodes,” J. Appl. Phys. 97(5), 054506 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol.

S. W. Brown, C. Santana, and G. P. Eppeldauer, “Development of a tunable LED-based colorimetric source,” J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 107, 363–371 (2002).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

B. Damilano, N. Grandjean, C. Pernot, and J. Massies, “Monolithic white light emitting diodes based on InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40(Part 2, No. 9A/B), 918–920 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Yamada, Y. Narukawa, and T. Mukai, “Phosphor free high-luminous-efficiency white light-emitting diodes composed of InGaN multi-quantum well,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 41(Part 2, No. 3A), 246–248 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lighting Res. Tech.

N. Sándor and J. Schanda, “Visual color rendering based on color difference evaluations,” Lighting Res. Tech. 38(3), 225–239 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Status Solidi A

R. Mueller-Mach, G. Mueller, M. R. Krames, H. A. Hoppe, F. Stadler, W. Schnick, T. Juestel, and P. Schmidt, “Highly efficient all-nitride phosphor-converted white light emitting diode,” Phys. Status Solidi A 202(9), 1727–1732 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Status Solidi C

M. Peter, A. Laubsch, P. Stauss, A. Walter, J. Baur, and B. Hahn, “Green ThinGaN power LED-demonstrates 100 lm,” Phys. Status Solidi C 5(6), 2050–2052 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Grundmann and U. Mishra, “Multi-color light emitting diode using polarization-induced tunnel junctions,” Phys. Status Solidi C 4(7), 2830–2833 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater.

R. J. Xie and N. Hirosaki, “Review: Silicon-based oxynitrides and nitride phosphors for white LEDs,” Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 8(7-8), 588–600 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Science

E. F. Schubert and J. K. Kim, “Solid-state light sources getting smart,” Science 308(5726), 1274–1278 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

International Commission on Illumination, Method of measuring and specifying colour rendering properties of light sources, ISBN 978–3900734572 (1995)

T. Mukai, Proceedings of SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, California, Jan. 29, 7216 (2009)

E. F. Schubert, Light Emitting Diodes (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. 2003), Chap. 19–20.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Phosphor and white light spectra: (a) (dashed) excitation and (solid) emission spectra of YAG:Ce phosphor, and (b) emission spectra of phosphor-converted white-light sources with (dashed) single-blue white source and (solid) dual-blue white source.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The chromaticity diagram based on CIE 1964 (u,v) color space. Included are the YAG:Ce phosphor, blue LED peak wavelengths, and single-blue and dual-blue white sources. The two white sources exhibit the highest achievable CRIs.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Simulated white light sources as functions of blue emission peaks: λ 1 and λ 2 at 5600 K. (a) Color Rendering Index (CRI), and (b) luminous efficacy of radiation (LER).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

CRI and LER dependence on CCT, shown from 3500 K to 8500 K (dashed) single-blue white sources, and (solid) dual-blue white sources: (a) CRIs corresponding to blue peak wavelengths that produce maximum LER, and (b) maximum achievable LER in white sources that lie within distance of 0.0054 from the Planckian locus. The blue emission wavelengths, λ peaks, specified in the table produce the maximum achievable LERs; λ peaks are known values that are used as inputs to Eq. (3).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

CRI and LER dependence on CCT, shown from 3500 K to 8500 K (dashed) single-blue white sources, and (solid) dual-blue white sources: (a) maximum achievable CRI s, and (b) LER values corresponding to wavelengths that produce the maximum CRI. Only sources within a distance of 0.0054 from the Planckian locus are considered. The blue emission wavelengths, λ peaks, specified in the table produce the maximum achievable CRIs; λ peaks are known values that are used as inputs to Eq. (3).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Special CRI values of the set of eight test-color samples for the single-blue- and dual-blue white sources at maximum achievable LERs and CRIs.

Equations (7)

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LER=683 lmWλPwhite(λ)V(λ)dλλPwhite(λ)dλ,
Fσ(λ1,,λn,Δλ1,,Δλn,I1,,In)=σLER+(1σ)CRI,
P(λ)=1σ2πexp[12(λλpeakσ)2],
σ=λpeak2ΔE2hc2ln2.
photonabs=Pblue(λ)hc/λ[1exp(Pabs(λ)t)dλ],
Pyellow(λ)=photonabsηPems(λ),
Pwhite(λ)=PemtBlue(λ)+Pyellow(λ),

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