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Light-Emitting Diodes

Light-Emitting Diodes

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2006
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521865388

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  • Revised and fully updated, the second edition of this graduate textbook offers a comprehensive explanation of the technology and physics of LEDs such as infrared, visible-spectrum, ultraviolet, and white LEDs made from III-V semiconductors. Elementary properties such as electrical and optical characteristics are reviewed, followed by the analysis of advanced device structures. With nine additional chapters, the treatment of LEDs has been vastly expanded, including new material on device packaging, reflectors, UV LEDs, III-V nitride materials, solid-state sources for illumination applications, and junction temperature. Radiative and non-radiative recombination dynamics, methods for improving light extraction, high-efficiency and high-power device designs, white-light emitters with wavelength-converting phosphor materials, optical reflectors, and spontaneous recombination in resonant-cavity structures are discussed in detail. With exercises, solutions, and illustrative examples, this textbook will be of interest to scientists and engineers working on LEDs and graduate students in electrical engineering, applied physics, and materials science.

    • Contains 30 exercises, over 20 of which have solutions provided in the book
    • Many illustrative examples throughout the text
    • Contains the same broad perspective as the first edition but is significantly expanded with new material on device packaging, reflectors, UV LEDs, solid-state sources for illumination applications, junction temperature, and III-V nitride materials
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    'Light-Emitting Diodes is an excellent examination of the physics and technology of semiconductor LEDs. The narration is simple and direct, and the book is well referenced for those seeking a deeper understanding of the topic.' Physics Today

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521865388
    • length: 434 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • contains: 287 b/w illus. 30 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. History of light-emitting diodes
    2. Radiative and non-radiative recombination
    3. Theory of radiative recombination
    4. LED basics: electrical properties
    5. LED basics: optical properties
    6. Junction and carrier temperature
    7. High internal efficiency designs
    8. Design of current flow
    9. High extraction efficiency structures
    10. Reflectors
    11. Packaging
    12. Visible-spectrum LEDs
    13. The AlGaInN material system and ultraviolet emitters
    14. Spontaneous emission from resonant cavities
    15. Resonant cavity light-emitting diodes
    16. Human eye sensitivity and photometric qualities
    17. Colorimetry
    18. Planckian sources and color temperature
    19. Color mixing and color rendering
    20. White-light sources based on LEDs
    21. White-light sources based on wavelength converters
    22. Optical communication
    23. Communication LEDs
    24. LED modulation characteristics.

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    E. Fred Schubert, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
    E. F. Schubert received his PhD degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart in 1986 and is currently a Wellfleet Senior Constellation Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has made several pioneering contributions to the field of LEDs including the first demonstration of the resonant-cavity light-emitting diode (RCLED). He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications including Doping in III-V Semiconductors (Cambridge, 1993) for which he was awarded the VDE Literature Prize. He is inventor or co-inventor of 28 US Patents and a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, OSA, and SPIE. He received the Senior Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, the Discover Award for Technological Innovation, the RD 100 Award, and Boston University's Provost Innovation Fund Award.

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