Light-Emitting Diodes (2nd Revised edition)

Light-Emitting Diodes (2nd Revised edition)

By: E. Fred Schubert (author)Hardback

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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.

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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.


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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780521865388
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 434
  • ID: 9780521865388
  • weight: 890
  • ISBN10: 0521865387
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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