The Blue Laser Diode

The Complete Story

  • Shuji Nakamura
  • Stephen Pearton
  • Gerhard Fasol

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 1-5
  3. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 7-28
  4. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 29-45
  5. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 47-88
  6. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 89-101
  7. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 103-112
  8. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 113-147
  9. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 149-192
  10. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 193-214
  11. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 215-235
  12. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 237-278
  13. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 279-289
  14. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 291-318
  15. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 319-333
  16. Shuji Nakamura, Stephen Pearton, Gerhard Fasol
    Pages 335-337
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 339-368

About this book

Introduction

Shuji Nakamura developed the first commercially available blue and green light emitting diodes and the first blue semiconductor laser based on GaN. GaN and its related compounds allow the fabrication of highly efficient light emitters and lasers ranging from red through yellow and green to blue in a single material. In this book the scientific basis of GaN light emitting devices and the physical concept and basic manufacturing technology of these new blue light emitting diodes and laser diodes are discussed. The breakthrough in GaN technology opens many new commercial applications for semiconductors, including displays, road and railway signalling, lighting, scanners, optical data storage, and much more. The new application field of power devices is also discussed. This second edition is not only updated but also significantly enlarged. The whole spectrum of GaN related materials, processing and application problems is contained, thus making this book the most comprehensive basic book in the field. It also tells the fascinating story of the extremely successful realization of Nakamura's research and development concept. The book will appeal to both researchers and engineers.

Keywords

Crystal Growth Laser Lasers Light-Emitting Diodes Optical Communication Optics Photonics Quantum Wells Semiconductors laser diode quantum dot

Authors and affiliations

  • Shuji Nakamura
    • 1
  • Stephen Pearton
    • 2
  • Gerhard Fasol
    • 3
  1. 1.Materials Dept.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Eurotechnology Japan Ltd.Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160Japan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04156-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08579-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04156-7
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