Chapter 1. Light-Emitting Diodes and Lighting

  1. Prof. Dr. Hadis Morkoç

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628445.ch1

Handbook of Nitride Semiconductors and Devices: GaN-Based Optical and Electronic Devices, Volume 3

Handbook of Nitride Semiconductors and Devices: GaN-Based Optical and Electronic Devices, Volume 3

How to Cite

Morkoç, H. (2008) Light-Emitting Diodes and Lighting, in Handbook of Nitride Semiconductors and Devices: GaN-Based Optical and Electronic Devices, Volume 3, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628445.ch1

Author Information

  1. Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Richmond, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408399

Online ISBN: 9783527628445

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Keywords:

  • color rendering index;
  • current crowding;
  • double-heterojunction device;
  • light-emitting diodes;
  • semiconductors;
  • white-light generation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Current-Conduction Mechanism in LED-Like Structures

  • Optical Output Power

  • Losses and Efficiency

  • Current Crowding

  • Packaging

  • Perception of Visible Light and Color

  • Visible-Light Terminology

  • Inroads by LEDs

  • Nitride LED Performance

  • On the Nature of Light Emission in Nitride-Based LEDs

  • LED Degradation

  • LED Efficiency

  • Monochrome Applications of LEDs

  • Luminescence Conversion and White-Light Generation with Nitride LEDs

  • Approaches to White-Light Generation

  • Toward the White-Light Applications

  • Organic/Polymeric LEDs (OLED, PLED)

  • References