Optically induced Auger recombination of Yb3+ in p-type InP

M. A J Klik, I. V. Bradley, J. P R Wells, T. Gregorkiewicz

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Abstract

The effects of mid-infrared (MIR) radiation on the photoluminescence (PL) of Yb3+ in p-type InP have been investigated in the wavelength range of 7-17 µm. It has been found that effective quenching of the luminescence intensity can be observed during the 4 µs length of the MIR pulse. The effect is explained by an Auger process of energy transfer between the Yb3+ excited state and free holes that are ionized from the acceptors in the host. From the dependence of the luminescence quench amplitude on the MIR wavelength, the acceptor is identified as Zn, which is the residual acceptor in the investigated sample. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-887
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume308-310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Free electron laser
  • InP
  • Photoluminescence
  • Ytterbium

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    Klik, M. A. J., Bradley, I. V., Wells, J. P. R., & Gregorkiewicz, T. (2001). Optically induced Auger recombination of Yb3+ in p-type InP. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 308-310, 884-887. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-4526(01)00946-2