We report a novel electrochemical doping (ECD) approach for porous silicon (PS) with rare earths, constant-potential electrolysis, and a new electrolyte solution system. The doped erbium concentration was high: up to 1021 /cm3. After this new ECD treatment, PS:Er was found to emit much more intense room-temperature visible photoluminescence than both the porous silicon control and the PS:Er prepared by constant-current ECD. Room-temperature IR photoluminescence around 1.54 μm was observed for the first time without any post-doping annealing.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
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- Materials Science(all)