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1. WO1996011504 - METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH EFFICIENCY LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES AND RESULTING DIODE STRUCTURES

Publication Number WO/1996/011504
Publication Date 18.04.1996
International Application No. PCT/US1995/012622
International Filing Date 02.10.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 06.05.1996
IPC
H01L 21/302 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20-H01L21/26142
302to change the physical characteristics of their surfaces, or to change their shape, e.g. etching, polishing, cutting
B23K 26/16 2006.01
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23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
16Removal of by-products, e.g. particles or vapours produced during treatment of a workpiece
B23K 26/40 2006.01
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23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
36Removing material
40taking account of the properties of the material involved
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21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
H01L 21/301 2006.01
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21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
30Treatment of semiconductor bodies using processes or apparatus not provided for in groups H01L21/20-H01L21/26142
301to subdivide a semiconductor body into separate parts, e.g. making partitions
H01L 33/00 2010.01
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33Semiconductor devices with at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier specially adapted for light emission; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
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KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
2101Articles made by soldering, welding or cutting
36Electric or electronic devices
40Semiconductor devices
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23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
2103Materials to be soldered, welded or cut
50Inorganic material, e.g. metals, not provided for in B23K2103/02B23K2103/26
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KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
2103Materials to be soldered, welded or cut
50Inorganic material, e.g. metals, not provided for in B23K2103/02B23K2103/26
52Ceramics
B23K 26/16
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23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
16Removal of by-products, e.g. particles or vapours produced during treatment of a workpiece
B23K 26/40
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
36Removing material
40taking account of the properties of the material involved
H01L 21/0475
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer or carrier concentration layer
0445the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising crystalline silicon carbide
0475Changing the shape of the semiconductor body, e.g. forming recesses,
Applicants
  • CREE RESEARCH, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • NEGLEY, Gerald, H. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • NEGLEY, Gerald, H.
Agents
  • SUMMA, Philip
Priority Data
08/319,80307.10.1994US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH EFFICIENCY LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES AND RESULTING DIODE STRUCTURES
(FR) PROCEDE DE PRODUCTION DE DIODES ELECTROLUMINESCENTES A HAUT RENDEMENT ET STRUCTURES DE DIODES OBTENUES
Abstract
(EN)
A method of producing light emitting diodes from silicon carbide with increased external efficiency is disclosed which includes directing a beam of laser light at one surface of a portion of silicon carbide, and in which the laser light is sufficient to vaporize the silicon carbide that it strikes to thereby define a cut in the silicon carbide portion; and then dry etching the silicon carbide portion to remove by-products generated when the laser light cuts the silicon carbide portion. The resulting wafer and diode structure are also dislcosed.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé de production de diodes électroluminescentes à partir de carbure de silicium présentant un rendement externe accru, consistant à orienter un faisceau de lumière laser sur une surface d'une partie en carbure de silicium, et dans lequel la lumière laser est suffisante pour vaporiser le carbure de silicium qu'il vient heurter afin de définir ainsi une entaille dans la partie en carbure de silicium, et ensuite à graver à sec la partie en carbure de silicium afin d'éliminer les sous-produits générés lorsque la lumière laser coupe la partie en carbure de silicium. L'invention concerne également la tranche et la structure de diodes résultantes.
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