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gallium nitride, GaN  wide bandgap III-V semiconductor featuring direct bandgap 3.5 eV wide; among very few semiconductors capable of generating blue radiation; number one candidate for blue LEDs and lasers; see "GaN note" on for more information.

Reference: See Semiconductor Notes for more information on GaN
LED, Light Emitting Diode  semiconductor device emitting light; two-terminal rectifying device made using direct bandgap semiconductor; energy generated during recombination processes in the space charge region of the junction (typically p-n) is released in the form of light; wavelength of emitted radiation depends on the width of the bandgap.
LASER, laser  Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation; laser is the most common source of coherent, monochromatic radiation.
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Jerzy Ruzyllo is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University.

This book gives a complete account of semiconductor engineering covering semiconductor properties, semiconductor materials, semiconductor devices and their uses, process technology, fabrication processes, and semiconductor materials and process characterization.

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