Cover image from February 2014 issue of The Physics Teacher.Diodes: Articles for Physics Educators

from American Journal of Physics and The Physics Teacher

Light-Emitting Diodes: Exploration of Underlying Physics
Eugenia Etkina and Gorazd Planinšic  Phys. Teach. 52, 212 (2014)

Light-Emitting Diodes: A Hidden Treasure
Gorazd Planinšic and Eugenia Etkina Phys. Teach. 52, 94 (2014)

Reindeer Diode
Jukka O. Mattila  Phys. Teach. 51, 12 (2013)

The Light-Emitting Diode as a Light Detector
William H. Baird, W. Nathan Hack, Kiet Tran, Zeeshan Vira, and Matthew Pickett
Phys. Teach. 49, 171 (2011)

Design and construction of cost-effective tapered amplifier systems for laser cooling and trapping experiments
Jayampathi C. B. Kangara, Andrew J. Hachtel, Matthew C. Gillette, Jason T. Barkeloo, Ethan R. Clements, Samir Bali, Brett E. Unks, Nicholas A. Proite, Deniz D. Yavuz, Paul J. Martin, Jeremy J. Thorn and Daniel A. Steck  Am. J. Phys. 82, 805 (2014)

Capacitance-voltage profiling: Research-grade approach versus low-cost alternatives
Neal D. Reynolds, Cristian D. Panda, and John M. Essick   Am. J. Phys. 82, 196 (2014)

A simple webcam spectrograph
Ralph D. Lorenz  Am. J. Phys. 82, 169 (2014)

Measuring the refractive index of thin transparent films using an extended cavity diode laser extended cavity diode laser
Christopher Luetjen, Jonathan Hallsted and Michaela Kleinert  Am. J. Phys. 81, 929 (2013)

Collimated blue light generation in rubidium vapor
Marcus B. Kienlen, Noah T. Holte, Hunter A. Dassonville, Andrew M. C. Dawes, Kurt D. Iversen, Ryan M. McLaughlin, and Shannon K. Mayer  Am. J. Phys. 81, 442 (2013)

Experiments with light-emitting diodes
Yaakov Kraftmakher  Am. J. Phys. 79, 825 (2011)

Higher harmonic detection employing wavelength modulation spectroscopy and near infrared diode lasers: An undergraduate experiment
Gottipaty Rao, Chakrapani Gudipaty, and Daniel Martin  Am. J. Phys. 77, 821 (2009)

Broad-band multispectral microscope for imaging transmission spectroscopy employing an array of light-emitting diodes
Mikkel Brydegaard, Zuguang Guan and Sune Svanberg  Am. J. Phys. 77, 104 (2009)

Two examples of organic opto-electronic devices: Light emitting diodes and solar cells
J. L. Maldonado1, G. Ramos-Ortíz, M. L. Miranda, S. Vázquez-Córdova, M. A. Meneses-Nava, O. Barbosa-García, and M. Ortíz-Gutiérrez  Am. J. Phys. 76, 1130 (2008)

Development of a variable spectral-width, wavelength-tunable light source using a superluminescent diode with optical feedback
Fang-Wen Sheu1,a) and Pei-Ling Luo  Am. J. Phys. 76, 769 (2008)

Quantum mechanics for everyone: Hands-on activities integrated with technology
Dean A. Zollman, N. Sanjay Rebello, and Kirsten Hogg  Am. J. Phys. 70, 252 (2002)

A laboratory experiment with blue light-emitting diodes
E. Redondo, A. Ojeda, G. Gonzalez Di´az, and I. Mártil  Am. J. Phys. 65, 371 (1997)