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Handbook of nitride semiconductors and devices; v.3: GaN-based optical and electronic devices.


Handbook of nitride semiconductors and devices; v.3: GaN-based optical and electronic devices.

Morkoc, Hadis.



845 pages




The three volumes of this handbook treat the fundamentals, technology, and nanotechnology of wide bandgap nitride semiconductors. This volume deals with nitride semiconductor devices and device technology. The first chapter is devoted to fundamentals of light-emitting diodes, the perception of vision by the human eye, methods used in conjunction with the chromaticity diagram, and associated international standards in terms of color temperatures and color rendering index. The next chapter offers a primer on lasers and an analytical treatment of waveguiding, followed by specifics for the GaN system and numerical simulations for semiconductor lasers. Chapter Three treats field effect transistor fundamentals applicable to all semiconductor materials, with points specific to GaN. The discussion primarily focuses on 2DEG channels formed at heterointerfaces and their use for FETs. The final chapter discusses optical detectors, with special orientation toward UV and solar-blind detectors. The book will be useful as a reference, handbook, and graduate text for second-year graduate students majoring in semi-conductor materials and devices, graduate research assistants conducting research in wide bandgap semiconductors, researchers and technologists, and faculty members. The author is affiliated with the School of Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Date:Mar 1, 2009
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