Photonics for Processing Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors

Benjamin Bernard

Lasers and advanced optics are key enablers for processing the emerging materials that underpin EVs, power electronics, smart grids and the electrification of society.

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The move toward decarbonization and electrification of much of daily life puts semiconductor development in the spotlight. The quest for power devices with improved electrical performance has particularly raised interest in new materials like silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), often referred to as wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors.

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