This book addresses material growth, device fabrication, device application, and commercialization of energy-efficient white light-emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes, and power electronics devices. It begins with an overview on basics of semiconductor materials, physics, growth and characterization techniques, followed by detailed discussion of advantages, drawbacks, design issues, processing, applications, and key challenges for state of the art GaN-based devices. It includes state of the art material synthesis techniques with an overview on growth technologies for emerging bulk or free standing GaN and AlN substrates and their applications in electronics, detection, sensing, optoelectronics and photonics.

Wengang (Wayne) Bi is Distinguished Chair Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Information and Electrical Engineering at Hebei University of Technology in Tianjin, China.

Hao-chung (Henry) Kuo is Distinguished Professor and Associate Director of the Photonics Center at National Chiao-Tung University, Hsin-Tsu, Taiwan, China.

Pei-Cheng Ku is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Bo Shen is the Cheung Kong Professor at Peking University in China.

section I|139 pages


chapter 1|50 pages

III-Nitride Materials and Characterization

ByBo Shen, Ning Tang, XinQiang Wang, ZhiZhong Chen, FuJun Xu, XueLin Yang, TongJun Yu, JieJun Wu, ZhiXin Qin, WeiYing Wang, YuXia Feng, WeiKun Ge

chapter 2|33 pages

Microstructure and Polarization Properties of III-Nitride Semiconductors

ByFernando A. Ponce

chapter 3|30 pages

Optical Properties of III-Nitride Semiconductors

ByPlamen P. Paskov, Bo Monemar

section II|161 pages

Growth and Processing

chapter 5|25 pages

Growth Technology for GaN and AlN Bulk Substrates and Templates

ByMichael Slomski, Lianghong Liu, John F. Muth, Tania Paskova

chapter 6|74 pages

III-Nitride Metalorganic Vapor-Phase Epitaxy

ByDaniel D. Koleske

chapter 7|41 pages

Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of III-Nitride Nanowire Heterostructures and Emerging Device Applications

ByShizhao Fan, Songrui. Zhao, Faqrul A. Chowdhury, Renjie. Wang, Zetian. Mi

chapter 8|17 pages

Advanced Optoelectronic Device Processing

ByFengyi Jiang

section III|128 pages

Power Electronics

chapter 9|23 pages

Principles and Properties of Nitride-Based Electronic Devices

ByAn-Jye Tzou, Chun-Hsun Lee, Shin-Yi Ho, Hao-Chung (Henry) Kuo, Jian-Jang Huang

chapter 10|17 pages

Power Conversion and the Role of GaN

BySrabanti Chowdhury

chapter 11|19 pages

Recent Progress in GaN-on-Si HEMT

ByKevin J. Chen, Shu Yang

chapter 12|64 pages

Reliability in III-Nitride Devices

ByDavide Bisi, Isabella Rossetto, Matteo Meneghini, Gaudenzio Meneghesso, Enrico Zanoni

section IV|164 pages

Light Emitters

chapter 13|30 pages

Internal Quantum Efficiency for III-Nitride–Based Blue Light-Emitting Diodes

ByZi-Hui Zhang, Yonghui Zhang, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Xiao Wei Sun

chapter 14|25 pages

White Light-Emitting Diode: Fundamentals, Current Status, and Future Trends

ByBingfeng Fan, Yi Zhuo, Gang Wang

chapter 15|21 pages

Current Status and Trends for Green Light-Emitting Diodes

ByJunxi Wang, Zhe Liu, Ning Zhang

chapter 16|15 pages

Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diodes: Challenges and Countermeasures

ByJun Hyuk Park, Jong Won Lee, Dong Yeong Kim, Jong Kyu Kim

chapter 17|29 pages

InGaN/GaN Quantum Dot Visible Lasers

ByThomas Frost, Guan-Lin Su, John Dallesasse, Pallab Bhattacharya

chapter 18|38 pages

GaN-Based Surface-Emitting Lasers

ByKuo-Bin Hong, Shen-Che Huang, Yu-Hsun Chou, Tien-Chang Lu

section V|74 pages

Emerging Applications

chapter 19|17 pages

III–V Nitride-Based Photodetection

ByChien-Chung Lin, Lung-Hsing Hsu, Yu-Ling Tsai, Hao-chung (Henry) Kuo, Wei-Chih Lai, Jinn-Kong Sheu

chapter 20|30 pages

Intersubband Optoelectronics Using III-Nitride Semiconductors

ByCaroline B. Lim, Akhil Ajay, Jonas Lähnemann, David A. Browne, Eva Monroy

chapter 21|15 pages

Lighting Communications

ByYu-Chieh Chi, Dan-Hua Hsieh, Hao-chung (Henry) Kuo, Sujie Nakamura, Steve Denbaars, Gong-Ru Lin

chapter 22|9 pages

III-Nitride Semiconductor Single Photon Sources

ByPei-Cheng Ku, Chu-Hsiang Teng, Hui Deng