The electroluminescence (EL) at 1.54 μm of metal–oxide–semiconductor (MOS) devices withEr3C ions embedded in the silicon-rich silicon oxide (SRSO) layer has been investigated under different polarization conditions and compared with that of erbium doped SiO2 layers. EL time-resolved measurements allowed us to distinguish between two different excitation mechanisms responsible for the Er3C emission under an alternate pulsed voltage signal (APV). Energy transfer from silicon nanoclusters (Si-ncs) to Er3C is clearly observed at low-field APV excitation. We demonstrate that sequential electron and hole injection at the edges of the pulses creates excited states in Si-ncs which upon recombination transfer their energy to Er3C ions. On the contrary, direct impact excitation of Er3C by hot injected carriers starts at the Fowler–Nordheim injection threshold (above 5 MV cm(-1)) and dominates for high-field APV excitation.

Erbium emission in MOS light emitting devices: from energy transfer to direct impact excitation / Ramíırez, J M; Ferrarese Lupi, F; Jambois, O; Berencén, Y; Navarro-Urrios, D; Anopchenko, A; Marconi, A; Prtljaga, N; Tengattini, A; Pavesi, L; Colonna, J P; Fedeli, J M; Garrido, B. - In: NANOTECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0957-4484. - 23:12(2012), p. 125203. [10.1088/0957-4484/23/12/125203]

Erbium emission in MOS light emitting devices: from energy transfer to direct impact excitation

Ferrarese Lupi, F;
2012

Abstract

The electroluminescence (EL) at 1.54 μm of metal–oxide–semiconductor (MOS) devices withEr3C ions embedded in the silicon-rich silicon oxide (SRSO) layer has been investigated under different polarization conditions and compared with that of erbium doped SiO2 layers. EL time-resolved measurements allowed us to distinguish between two different excitation mechanisms responsible for the Er3C emission under an alternate pulsed voltage signal (APV). Energy transfer from silicon nanoclusters (Si-ncs) to Er3C is clearly observed at low-field APV excitation. We demonstrate that sequential electron and hole injection at the edges of the pulses creates excited states in Si-ncs which upon recombination transfer their energy to Er3C ions. On the contrary, direct impact excitation of Er3C by hot injected carriers starts at the Fowler–Nordheim injection threshold (above 5 MV cm(-1)) and dominates for high-field APV excitation.
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