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Photodetectors - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications

Kuan Chee

University of Cambridge

A pioneering researcher and industry leader in semiconductor devices and materials, appointed head of the Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Laboratory, Senior Member IEEE, author of numerous research papers, and holder of multiple professional awards and prizes.


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Photodetectors are sensors of electromagnetic radiation. These devices may be classified by mechanism of detection, such as photoelectric or photochemical effects, or by performance metrics, such as spectral response. In addition, unique materials or materials systems exhibit physical and chemical properties that allow control or interaction with light converting the optical signal into an electrical signal for applications in photonics, electronics, and optoelectronics.

The present book entitled "Photodetectors - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications" aims to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on photodetector fundamentals and technology based on the latest research trends and exciting novel materials. Written by a team of world-renowned experts, with contributions from universities, research institutes, and industries, this book is timely and suitable for students and professionals engaged in photodetector technology research and development. Emphasis will range from synthesis methods, structural and performance characterization, new materials design, processing, and function, optoelectronic properties to theoretical analysis and simulations. Important experimental results are thoroughly addressed, embodying an advanced account of activities in this significant and exciting field in research and industry.

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Kuan Chee

University of Cambridge

Kuan W. A. Chee is Outstanding Professor at the Shandong Academy of Sciences and head of the Optoelectronics Materials Laboratory. He is also a Chief Technology Officer in the mechatronics industry. He has a diverse background in leading high-tech industries and academia. He has published in several top journals, books, and conference proceedings and has given numerous talks at international conferences and seminars in science and engineering. His research covers electronic design, nano- and post-CMOS electronics, and photonic and optoelectronic devices. He has received prizes and awards such as from the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK; the Institute of Physics, UK; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA; the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK; the Materials Research Society; and the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Prof. Chee is supported by a science and engineering talent program in China.

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