Time-resolved measurements of the photoluminescence of Cu-quenched porous silicon

N. Rigakis, Z. Yamani, L. H. Abuhassan, J. Hilliard, Munir H Nayfeh

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We have performed time-resolved photoluminescence measurements in the submicrosecond to microsecond time regime on porous silicon samples under several diffusion-based chemical treatments with copper ion solutions that produce varying crystallite surface conditions. Our results for short emission wavelengths emanating from high lying states indicate that Cu acts largely on the population process commencing from the top of the well at short relaxation time scales immediately after excitation, and to less extent on the radiating states in the microsecond regime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2216-2218
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - Oct 7 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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