News for 2017

Phosphors are detrimental to the modulation bandwidths of white lighting systems based on LEDs and laser diodes.
April 03, 2017
22nd February 2017 A record-breaking bandwidth makes the violet semi-polar laser well suited for visible light communication 
March 30, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
March 23, 2017

3/22:50 Years of Nitride Optoelectronics (LEDs and Laser Diodes) (一)
3/23:Latest and Future Prospects of Nitride Optoelectronics (LEDs and Laser Diodes) (二)

Honorable mention: “Symmetry in Chaos” These pipes carry gas into a high temperature chamber, where it will transition into a solid and form a single crystal.  Photo Credit: HUMBERTO FORONDA
March 23, 2017

The Aesthetics of Scientific Discovery

Art of Science winners share the beauty of science through imagery describing some aspect of their research

Laser lighting is currently being used in cars, but the technology is not cheap, something that is set to hold back the product's commercialisation.
March 03, 2017

Nakamura named Li-Fi and laser lighting as two crucial areas the LED industry needs to concentrate on in order to further their businesses successfully. 

The cover photo of John Bowers was shot by Nik Blaskovich and the cover was designed by Graphic Designer Cory Pironti.
February 24, 2017

2017 Central Coast Innovation Awards

February 16, 2017

The father of LED lighting, Shuji Nakamura, who won the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics for inventing the energy-efficient blue LED, set the tone by focusing on SSL's cutting edge, wowing the crowd with his discussion of such innovations as tunnel-junction blue/green LEDs, violet LEDs, microLEDs, patterned sapphire substrates, high-power semipolar laser diodes (LDs), and Li-fi using LEDs and LDs. 

Shuji Nakamura, winner of 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, delivers a speech in Taipei.  Photo: Siu Han, Digitimes, February 2017
February 14, 2017
Siu Han, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 14 February 2017]

Li-Fi (light fidelity) based on LED or laser has much higher data transfer speeds than Wi-Fi, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics recipient Shuji Nakamura said in a keynote speech in Taipei recently.

Photo with Jim Brodrick, DOE Solid-State Lighting Technology Manager
February 06, 2017


We are delighted to announce that Clayton Cozzan is a student poster winner for the 2017 Department of Energy Solid State Lighting Research and Development Workshop for his poster titled "Phosphor Geometries and Luminaires for Laser-driven White Lighting Applications." Clayton researches phosphors for solid-state white lighting in the Materials Department for Ram Seshadri, with support from the Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.


February 06, 2017

3 February 2017

Semiconductor Today

January 18, 2017

Laser Focus World, 12/16/2016

January 11, 2017
Topic: The Invention of High Efficient Blue LEDs and Future Solid State Lighting (Abstract)

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