The Role of InGaN Quantum Barriers in Improving the Performance of GaN-based Laser Diodes

Abstract: "In this work, different aspects which have influences on device performance of blue laser diodes (LDs) when using InGaN instead of GaN as quantum barrier (QB) layers are investigated theoretically and experimentally. In the modeling calculation, it is found that the threshold current of LDs with InGaN QB layers is reduced obviously, but the slope efficiency is not largely improved... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: June 7

Commercializing photonic MEMS Researchers from the University of California Berkeley, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology, SUSS MicroOptics, TSI Semiconductors, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, KAIST, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Korea Polytechnic University demonstrated a path for commercial fabrication of photonic MEMS. Photonic MEMS... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: March 30

Open access quantum computing Sandia National Laboratories has begun offering an open access program for its quantum computing testbed. Sandia will enable researchers to explore a range of new technologies, such as chemistry, materials science and mathematics, using its so-called Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed (QSCOUT). Quantum computers promise to solve problems that are to... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 27

Encryption chip A team at MIT developed a new chip to lower the power consumption of public-key cryptography for IoT devices. Software execution of encryption protocols require more energy and memory space than embedded IoT sensors can typically spare, given the need to maximize battery life. The new chip is hardwired to perform public-key encryption and consumes only 1/400 as much power as... » read more