April 12, 2012 - Katsumi Kishino

GaN-based Nanocolumn Emitters and related Technologies

Joint Meeting with Boston IEEE Photonics Society

GaN nanocolumns, one-dimensional columnar nanocrystals, possess low dislocation and high light extraction efficiency properties; thus, the nanocolumns have a great potentiality to improve substantially the luminous efficiency in the green-to-red emission region. Periodically arranged GaN nanocolumns, in each of which an InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well (MQW) was integrated, were fabricated by a Ti-mask selective area growth (SAG) technique by rf-MBE for GaN. Using the uniform arrays of InGaN-based nanocolumns, we demonstrated successful optically pumped stimulated emissions in the blue-to-green emission range and operation of green emission InGaN-based nanocolumn LEDs; then, a novel technology for controlling the In composition of InGaN quantum wells on the same wafer was developed, which paved the way for the monolithic integration of three-primary-color light-emitting diodes.

Dr. Katsumi Kishino, IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer

Katsumi Kishino earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1975, 1977, and 1980, respectively. From 1980 to 1984, he was a Research Associate at Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 1984, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sophia University, Tokyo, as a Lecturer. Then, he was appointed as an Associate Professor in 1986 and a Professor in 1992. He is conducting research on nitride semiconductors by rf-MBE including GaN-based nanocolumn, InGaN-based nanodevices and InN-related materials, and on novel II-VI compounds on InP substrates and related yellow-green emitters. From Sept. 1989 to Aug. 1990, he worked on the first stage of research of resonant-cavity-enhanced (RCE) photodetectors as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on leave from Sophia University. Dr. Kishino is a fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan, and a senior member of IEEE.

This meeting begins at 7:00 PM Thursday, April 12, 2012 and will be located in the cafeteria at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA 02420.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  All are welcome.  Prior to the meeting there will be a speaker’s dinner at 5:30pm at Lemon Grass Thai restaurant in Lexington Center (1710 Mass Ave., Lexington, MA‎). Please RSVP if you interested in attending the dinner.  For more information contact Robert Stephenson, Boston IEEE Photonics Society Chapter chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the Boston IEEE Photonics Society website at www.bostonphotonics.org

Location:  MIT Lincoln Laboratories

244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420

Directions to MIT Lincoln Laboratory: (from interstate I-95/Route 128)

From Exit 31B

Take Exit 31B onto Routes 4/225 towards Bedford - Stay in right lane
Use Right Turning Lane (0.3 mile from exit) to access Hartwell Ave. at 1st Traffic Light.
Follow Hartwell Ave. to Wood St. (~1.3 miles).
Turn Left on to Wood Street and Drive for 0.3 of a mile.
Turn Right into MIT Lincoln Lab, at the Wood Street Gate.

From Exit 30B

Take Exit 30B on to Route 2A - Stay in right lane.
Turn Right on to Mass. Ave (~ 0.4 miles - opposite Minuteman Tech.).
Follow Mass. Ave for ~ 0.4 miles.
Turn Left on to Wood Street and Drive for 1.0 mile.
Turn Left into MIT Lincoln Lab, at the Wood Street Gate.

To get to the Cafeteria, proceed toward the Main Entrance of Lincoln Laboratory.  Before entering the building, proceed down the stairs located to the left of the Main Entrance.  Turn right at the bottom of the stairs and enter the building through the Cafeteria entrance.  The Cafeteria is located directly ahead.