TITLE

Effects of boron and phosphorus doping on the photoluminescence of self-assembled germanium quantum dots

AUTHOR(S)
Sustersic, N.; Nataraj, L.; Weiland, C.; Coppinger, M.; Shaleev, M. V.; Novikov, A. V.; Opila, R.; Cloutier, S. G.; Kolodzey, J.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/4/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 18, p183103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The doping of Ge quantum dots grown on Si (100) was investigated using atomic force microscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The dots produced photoluminescence in the energy range from 0.75 to 0.95 eV. Compared to the undoped dots, the boron and phosphorus doped dots demonstrated a shift in peak emission toward lower energy by 60–80 meV, which is attributed to the decrease in density of the smaller sized dots. Increased photoluminescence intensity with temperature indicated higher activation energy with doping, suggesting a higher probability of radiative transitions at elevated temperatures, potentially important for various applications.
ACCESSION #
39354763

 

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