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Raman and photoluminescence studies of porous silicon
Author(s): James F. Harvey; Hongen Shen; David C. Morton; Robert A. Lux; Weimin Zhou; Mitra B. Dutta; Raphael Tsu
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Paper Abstract

Data from a series of experiments on porous silicon are presented, which provide important information about the luminescence processes in this promising new material. Raman spectra were correlated with PL spectra to clarify the significance of the silicon microcrystallites sizes on the photoluminescence (PL). The temperature dependence of the PL intensity, time constants, and peak PL energies was determined to reveal the role of more highly localized states such as defects and impurities. The dielectric constant was measured using angel resolved ellipsometry to relate quantum size effects to possible excitonic levels in the microcrystallites. The excitation power dependence of the PL was determined to be linear, indicating a one photon-one electron process is responsible for the excitation of the PL. The excitation spectrum of the PL was measured to provide information about the PL excitation process and the critical energy levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1675, Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV, (3 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137588
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James F. Harvey, U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab. (United States)
Hongen Shen, U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab. (United States)
David C. Morton, U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab. (United States)
Robert A. Lux, U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab. (United States)
Weimin Zhou, U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab. (United States)
Mitra B. Dutta, U.S. Army Electronics Technology and Devices Lab. (United States)
Raphael Tsu, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1675:
Quantum Well and Superlattice Physics IV

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