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Radiative and nonradiative recombinations in efficient light-emitting metal-oxide-silicon tunneling diodes
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Paper Abstract

The radiative and nonradiative recombinations involved in efficient light-emitting metal-oxide-silicon tunneling diodes have been studied. The radiative recombination coefficient in the silicon light-emitting diode was previously found by us to be one order of magnitude greater than that of the bulk silicon. However, the nonradiative Shockley-Read-Hall recombination still dominates the carrier recombination processes near the Si/SiO2 interface. In the present work, we show by using the voltage-dependent photoluminescence that the position of the Fermi level near the Si/SiO2 interface significantly influences the nonradiative recombination rates. The nonradiative recombination states are shown to capture electrons much more effectively. This study suggests that significant reduction in nonradiative recombination is essential for efficient light emission from silicon.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.528318
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Miin-Jang Chen, Institute for Applied Science and Engineering Research (Taiwan)
Jui-Fen Chang, Institute for Applied Science and Engineering Research (Taiwan)
Eih-Zhe Liang, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Ching-Fuh Lin, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chee Wee Liu, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Chen S. Tsai, Institute for Applied Science and Engineering Research (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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