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Optical constants of InP (Indium phosphide)
Aspnes and Studna 1983: n,k 0.21–0.83 µm

Wavelength: µm

Complex refractive index (n+ik)[ i ]

n   k   LogX   LogY   eV

Derived optical constants


Crysal orientation: <100>; Undoped; Room temperature


D. E. Aspnes and A. A. Studna. Dielectric functions and optical parameters of Si, Ge, GaP, GaAs, GaSb, InP, InAs, and InSb from 1.5 to 6.0 eV, Phys. Rev. B 27, 985-1009 (1983)


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Indium phosphide, InP

Indium phosphide (InP) is a binary semiconductor composed of indium and phosphorus, belonging to the III-V group of semiconductors. It offers a high electron mobility and a direct bandgap, making it especially useful for optoelectronic devices that operate in the infrared and visible spectra. InP is widely used as a substrate material for epitaxial growth of other III-V semiconductors, such as GaAs and InGaAs, and is essential for constructing high-speed transistors and photonic integrated circuits. The material is often grown using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) or metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). InP is particularly important in the fabrication of high-performance light-emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes, and waveguide-based photonic components. It's also a key material for fiber-optic communication systems. Handling InP requires caution due to the toxicity of its constituent elements.

Other name

  • Indium(III) phosphide

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