402-0546-00L  Energy-Efficient Lighting with Semiconductors

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersH. von Känel
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractReplacing incandescent lamps by solid-state lighting is expected to yield significant energy savings in the future. We discuss the physical principles of high brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), the properties of nitride semiconductors used for LED fabrication, and the deposition, patterning and packaging techniques required for white LED production for general lighting purposes.
ObjectiveThe lecture aims to give a broad overview on the physics and technology of semiconductor devices with special emphasis on energy-efficient applications in general lighting. It is addressed to students familiar with the fundamentals of solid state physics.
Lecture notesComprehensive lecture notes will be provided