UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) is at the forefront of the fields of lighting and solid-state devices. Read on to learn more about the newly available technology that has emerged out of the Center this past year.
The benefits of Gallium Nitride (GaN) as a semiconductor material are significant and far-reaching. GaN’s power efficiency and unique optical properties position it as the backbone material for the next generation of innovation across a wide swath of devices. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara continue to pioneer advancements in GaN applications and bring this technology to the world just as they did with the emergence of solid state lighting.
Solid-state emitters in the ultraviolet and far-UV ranges are in their early stages and are typically restricted by low efficiency and short device lifetimes. Solutions to these problems continue to emerge out of SSLEEC, respresenting unprecedented opportunities for highly efficient, long-lasting UV light emitters that will transform a host of commercial applications.