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    Available in PDF Format | Light-Emitting Diodes.pdf | English
    E. Fred Schubert(Author)
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.

'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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  • PDF | 434 pages
  • E. Fred Schubert(Author)
  • Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (8 Jun. 2006)
  • English
  • 4
  • Science & Nature
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  • By Gunnar Blume on 28 May 2004

    The book is clearly structured and contains lots of information about all aspects of LEDs from their history via manufacturing to applications like general lighting, including human perception of light, and datacoms.It is however written for the more scientific reader, especially students and engineers, since it relies on some background in solid state physics and electronics.The inclusion of exercises make it ideal for all who study optoelectronic materials, which are not dedicated lase.It was an enjoyable reading as well as good gathering of information for my research.....

  • By Jonathan McKendry on 28 January 2014

    This is a very good textbook, particularly for advanced undergraduate or PhD level. I think it's fair that it doesn't go into any topic in as much detail as you might find in a textbook dedicated to that topic, but that being said it covers many subjects, including discussions of electrical and optical charactersics of LEDs, photometry, LED packaging and thermal management. As such, it's a very handy general reference, which has enough references to allow readers to look up papers where they can find more detailed information.As some other reviewers mentioned, there are some topics that are not really covered in any detail, such as the growth and processing of LED wafers, or the subject of "efficiency droop" in AlInGaN LEDs, so there is room for improvement in future editions.Overall, I found it a handy reference that covered most of the basics, and it was very helpful to have during my PhD studies.

  • By Epic on 20 August 2010

    The book was in completely new condition with a low price. I ordered on the web on Monday, and it was shipped on Tuesday, and I received it on the following Monday. Prompt delivery, great condition, and competitive price. I am completely satisfied.

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