Strong visible electroluminescence (EL) has been observed from a 30 nm silicon nitride thin film multiply implanted with Si ions and annealed at 1100 °C. The EL intensity shows a linear relationship with the current transport in the thin film at lower voltages, but a departure from the linear relationship with a quenching in the EL intensity is observed at higher voltages. The EL spectra show two primary EL bands including the predominant violet band at ∼3.0 eV (415 nm) and the strong green-yellow band at ∼2.2 eV (560 nm). Two weak bands including the ultraviolet band at ∼3.8 eV and the near infrared band at ∼1.45 eV emerge at high voltages. The evolution of each EL band with the voltage has been examined. The phenomena observed are explained, and the EL mechanisms are discussed.
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