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  • Print publication year: 2003
  • Online publication date: June 2012



The data and plots shown in this Appendix are extracted from a number of sources. A list of useful sources is given below. Note that impact ionization coefficient and Auger coefficients of many materials are not known exactly.

S. Adachi, J. Appl. Phys., 58, R1 (1985).

H.C. Casey, Jr. and M.B. Panish, Heterostructure Lasers, Part A, “Fundamental Principles;” Part B, “Materials and Operating Characteristics,” Academic Press, N.Y. (1978).

Landolt-Bornstein, Numerical Data and Functional Relationship in Science and Technology, Vol. 22, Eds. O. Madelung, M. Schulz, and H. Weiss, Springer-Verlog, N.Y. (1987). Other volumes in this series are also very useful.

S.M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley, N.Y. (1981). This is an excellent source of a variety of useful information on semiconductors.

“World Wide Web;” A huge collection of data can be found on the Web. Several professors and industrial scientists have placed very useful information on their websites.