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Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. | Date: 2015-06-02

An interface including roughness components for improving the propagation of radiation through the interface is provided. The interface includes a first profiled surface of a first layer comprising a set of large roughness components providing a first variation of the first profiled surface having a first characteristic scale and a second profiled surface of a second layer comprising a set of small roughness components providing a second variation of the second profiled surface having a second characteristic scale. The first characteristic scale is approximately an order of magnitude larger than the second characteristic scale. The surfaces can be bonded together using a bonding material, and a filler material also can be present in the interface.


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Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. | Date: 2015-04-10

A structured substrate configured for epitaxial growth of a semiconductor layer thereon is provided. Structures can be formed on a side of the structured substrate opposite that of the growth surface for the semiconductor layer. The structures can include cavities and/or pillars, which can be patterned, randomly distributed, and/or the like. The structures can be configured to modify one or more properties of the substrate material such that growth of a higher quality semiconductor layer can be obtained.


Patent
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. | Date: 2015-09-30

A solution for treating a surface with ultraviolet radiation is provided. A movable ultraviolet source is utilized to emit a beam of ultraviolet radiation having a characteristic cross-sectional area smaller than an area of the surface to be treated. The movable ultraviolet source can be moved as necessary to directly irradiate any portion of the surface with radiation within the characteristic cross-sectional area of the beam of ultraviolet radiation. The movement can include, for example, rotational movement and/or repositioning the movable ultraviolet source with respect to the surface.


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Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. | Date: 2015-04-15

A heterostructure for use in fabricating an optoelectronic device is provided. The heterostructure includes a layer, such as an n-type contact or cladding layer, that includes thin sub-layers inserted therein. The thin sub-layers can be spaced throughout the layer and separated by intervening sub-layers fabricated of the material for the layer. The thin sub-layers can have a distinct composition from the intervening sub-layers, which alters stresses present during growth of the heterostructure.


Patent
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. | Date: 2015-03-17

A patterned surface for improving the growth of semiconductor layers, such as group III nitride-based semiconductor layers, is provided. The patterned surface can include a set of substantially flat top surfaces and a plurality of openings. Each substantially flat top surface can have a root mean square roughness less than approximately 0.5 nanometers, and the openings can have a characteristic size between approximately 0.1 micron and five microns. One or more of the substantially flat top surfaces can be patterned based on target radiation.

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