Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics

Joint Lab GaN Optoelektronik

In the Joint Lab GaN Optoelectronics we develop innovative light emitters based on group III nitrides in close cooperation with the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut Berlin. We use the AlN-GaN-InN material system and realize diode lasers for the violet spectral range as well as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) emitting in the UVB (280-315 nm) and UVC (<280 nm) spectral range. Activities range from device simulation, design, epitaxy of InAlGaN heterostructures, device chip fabrication, assembly and characterization.

We are further developing these technologies in order to be able to open up new applications with nitride-based diode lasers and UV LEDs. In the case of GaN diode lasers, these applications include atomic spectroscopy or atomic clocks. Customized UV LEDs are aimed primarily at water disinfection, medical technology and gas sensors in the deep UVC range. For this purpose, we integrate the components into application-specific modules and ready-to-use systems.