Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John F. Waymouth
      Pages 3-40
    3. Oleg Shchekin, M. George Craford
      Pages 41-70
  3. Light-Emitting Diodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Zhen-Yu Li, Hao-Chung Kuo, Chen-Yu Shieh, Ching-Hsueh Chiu, Po-Min Tu, Wu-Yih Uen
      Pages 73-121
    3. Armin Dadgar, Alois Krost
      Pages 123-147
    4. Ray-Hua Horng
      Pages 149-179
    5. Chun Che Lin, Wei-Ting Chen, Ru Shi Liu
      Pages 181-222
    6. Ching-Cherng Sun
      Pages 269-290

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Yonghua Chen, Dongge Ma
      Pages 293-320
    3. Dongge Ma
      Pages 321-361
    4. Wooram Youn, Sai-Wing Tsang, Franky So
      Pages 363-383
    5. Jeffrey P. Spindler, John W. Hamer, Marina E. Kondakova
      Pages 385-416
    6. Jeffrey P. Spindler, John W. Hamer, Marina E. Kondakova
      Pages 417-441
  5. Intelligent Lighting System Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-443
    2. Joseph Denicholas
      Pages 445-464

About this book


The Handbook of Advanced Lighting Technology is a major reference work on the subject of light source science and technology, with particular focus on solid-state light sources – LEDs and OLEDs – and the development of 'smart' or 'intelligent' lighting systems; and the integration of advanced light sources, sensors, and adaptive control architectures to provide tailored illumination which is 'fit to purpose.' The concept of smart lighting goes hand-in-hand with the development of solid-state light sources, which offer levels of control not previously available with conventional lighting systems. This has impact not only at the scale of the individual user, but also at an environmental and wider economic level. These advances have enabled and motivated significant research activity on the human factors of lighting, particularly related to the impact of lighting on healthcare and education, and the Handbook provides detailed reviews of work in these areas. The potential applications for smart lighting span the entire spectrum of technology, from domestic and commercial lighting, to breakthroughs in biotechnology, transportation, and light-based wireless communication. Whilst most current research globally is in the field of solid-state lighting, there is renewed interest in the development of conventional and non-conventional light sources for specific applications. This Handbook comprehensively reviews the basic physical principles and device technologies behind all light source types and includes discussion of the state-of-the-art. The book essentially breaks down into five major sections: Section 1: The physics, materials, and device technology of established, conventional, and emerging light sources, Section 2: The science and technology of solid-state (LED and OLED) light sources, Section 3: Driving, sensing and control, and the integration of these different technologies under the concept of smart lighting, Section 4: Human factors and applications, Section 5: Environmental and economic factors and implications


Advanced Lighting Control Technology Advanced Lighting Technology Advanced Sensor Systems Conventional Sensor Systems High Efficiency Lighting History of Light Sources LED Driver Technology Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Smart Lighting Solid State Lighting

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Karlicek
    • 1
  • Ching-Cherng Sun
    • 2
  • Georges Zissis
    • 3
  • Ruiqing Ma
    • 4
  1. 1.Smart Lighting Engineering CenterRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Optics and PhotonicsNational Central UniversityJhongliTaiwan
  3. 3.Toulouse UniversityToulouseFrance
  4. 4.OLED LightingUniversal Display CorporationEwingUSA

About the editors

Robert Karlicek Jr is Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Bob has been director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) since January 2010. He worked for more than 25 years in research, development, and manufacturing of opto-electronic devices with industry leaders including AT&T Bell Labs, EMCORE, General Electric, Gore Photonics, and Microsemi. He has authored and co-authored more than 40 journal papers, and holds 24 U.S. patents for LED and lighting devices ranging from LED packaging designs to LEDs with novel LED interconnect architectures. He is a member of IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), American Chemical Society (ACS), and Radtech. 

Ching-Cherng Sun received his BS in electrophysics from National Chiao Tung University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Optical Sciences, from National Central University (NCU), in Jan. 1993. In 1996, he joined the faculty of Department of Optics and Photonics at NCU, and have become a Chair Professor since 2013. He founded the Institute of Lighting and Display in NCU, which is the first lighting-related institute in Taiwan. He is the Director of Optical Sciences Center at NCU currently. Professor Sun has published more than 140 journal papers, and held more than 60 patents. He is a Fellow of The International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) and Optical Society of America (OSA). His research interests include LED optics, optical modeling for phosphor, lighting design, volume holography, holographic data storage, optical information processing, optical system and optical engineering.

Dr Georges Zissis is Professor and Deputy Director of LaPlaCE (Laboratory of Plasma and Energy Conversion) at Toulouse University, France. Georges Zissis graduated in 1986 from the Physics Department of the University of Crete (Greece) in general physics. He got his MSc and PhD in Plasma Science in 1987 and 1990 from Toulouse III University, France. He is responsible for the “High Intensity Light Sources” research team. Prof Zissis won in December 2006 the 1st Award of the International Electrotechnics Committee (IEC) Centenary Challenge for his work on normalization for urban lighting systems. He is currently deputy director of “LaPlaCE,” a joint laboratory between Toulouse 3 University, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and CNRS (French National Council of Research). LaPlaCE represents a task force of 300 researchers. He is Chairman of the European Union COST-529 “efficient lighting for the 21st century” network, which regroups more than 80 academic and industrial institutions from 20 European countries; Chairman of the Lighting and Displays technical committee (LDC) of IEEE-IAS; President of the Regional Branch of the French Illuminating Society (AFE) and National Secretary of the same organisation.

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“It is a monumental work with an encyclopedic character due to the number of topics covered and the diversity of subjects approached, admirable for the way it manages to maintain high scientific and technical standards throughout such a long text. … This manual is extremely useful, even indispensable for engineers and other skilled workers who work either in the lighting devices industry or in the design of lighting projects of any size.” (Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, Vol. 4 (1), 2018)