Graduation Year


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Physics & Astronomy

Reader 1

Richard Mawhorter

Reader 2

David Tanenbaum

Reader 3

Charles; Kaeding, John; Nakamura, Shuji Taylor

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© 2005 Eric M. Fraser


Light emitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes (LDs) have many advantages over conventional light sources. Current commercial LEDs span the spectrum from IR to near- UV. There are a variety of applications for devices that extend into the deep-UV, including biological agent detection and optical storage. The nitride material system is a set of semiconducting compounds that have wavelengths that span a broad range, from yellow to deep-UV. AlGaN has a direct bandgap that extends into the deep-UV range; we will try to grow device-quality material, deposited epitaxially using metalorganic chemical vapor deposition on sapphire substrates.


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OCLC number: 549514786