Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
Yung Kee Yeo, PhD
Robert L. Hengehold, PhD
Low temperature photoluminescence (PL) and electroluminescence (EL) measurements were used to study the excitation of erbium- and neodymium-implanted GaAs and AlxGa1-xAs (x=0. 1, 0.3) pn-junctions. The rare-earth (RE) emissions were investigated as a function of ion dose, aluminum mole fraction, laser excitation power, and applied forward bias voltage for the implanted samples. Low temperature PL was also measured from Er doped silicon grown by the metalorganic chemical vapor-phase deposition (MOCVD) method using various growth parameters.. The MOCVD-grown Si samples were studied as a function of metalorganic source temperature, silane (SiH4) flow, growth time, and hydrogen presence during growth.
DTIC Accession Number
Hunter, James R., "Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence of Erbium and Neodymium Implanted Semiconductors" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6132.