• Shuji Nakamura
  • Gerhard Fasol


This chapter provides some background information to the main part of this book, the purpose of which is to introduce gallium nitride based light emitting diodes and lasers. While the other parts of this book are technical and mainly addressed to an audience of electrical engineers, scientists, researchers and physicists working in the field of gallium nitrides or professionally interested in this field, the present chapter is addressed to more generally interested readers. In that sense the present chapter may be seen as a kind of ‘executive summary’.


Buffer Layer Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Gallium Nitride Incandescent Light Bulb Present Chapter 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuji Nakamura
    • 1
  • Gerhard Fasol
    • 2
  1. 1.Nichia Chemical Industries Ltd.Anan, Tokushima-ken 774Japan
  2. 2.Eurotechnology Japan Ltd.Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160Japan

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