Photoluminescence spectroscopy is an important approach for examining the optical interactions in semiconductors and optical devices with the goal of gaining insight into material properties. With contributions from researchers at the forefront of this field, Handbook of Luminescent Semiconductor Materials explores the use of this technique to study semiconductor materials in a variety of applications, including solid-state lighting, solar energy conversion, optical devices, and biological imaging.
After introducing basic semiconductor theory and photoluminescence principles, the book focuses on the optical properties of wide-bandgap semiconductors, such as AlN, GaN, and ZnO. It then presents research on narrow-bandgap semiconductors and solid-state lighting. The book also covers the optical properties of semiconductors in the nanoscale regime, including quantum dots and nanocrystals.
This handbook explains how photoluminescence spectroscopy is a powerful and practical analytical tool for revealing the fundamentals of light interaction and, thus, the optical properties of semiconductors. The book shows how luminescent semiconductors are used in lasers, photodiodes, infrared detectors, light-emitting diodes, solid-state lamps, solar energy, and biological imaging.
Principles of Photoluminescence, Baldassare Di Bartolo and John Collins
AlN: Properties and Applications, Ashok Sedhain, Jingyu Lin, and Hongxing Jiang
GaN-Based Optical Devices, Hiroaki Ohta, Steven P. DenBaars, and Shuji Nakamura
Photoluminescence of ZnO: Basics and Applications, Klaus Thonke and Martin Feneberg
Novel Applications of ZnO: Random Lasing and UV Photonic Light Sources, Hui Cao and Robert P.H. Chang
Luminescent ZnO and MgZnO, Leah Bergman, Jesse Huso, John L. Morrison, and M. Grant Norton
Luminescence Studies of Impurities and Defects in III-Nitride Semiconductors, Bo Monemar and Plamen P. Paskov
Narrow-Gap Semiconductors for Infrared Detectors, Antoni Rogalski
Solid-State Lighting, Lekhnath Bhusal and Angelo Mascarenhas
Fundamentals of the Quantum Confinement Effect, Patanjali Kambhampati
Selenide and Sulfide Quantum Dots and Nanocrystals: Optical Properties, Andrea M. Munro
Radiative Cascades in Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Eilon Poem and David Gershoni
Photoluminescence and Carrier Transport in Nanocrystalline TiO2, Jeanne L. McHale and Fritz J. Knorr
Photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Single Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Takashi Tachikawa and Tetsuro Majima
Biological Applications of Photoluminescent Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Oleg Kovtun and Sandra J. Rosenthal