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Title: Photodiodes based on self-assembled GeSi/Si(001) nanoisland arrays grown by the combined sublimation molecular-beam epitaxy of silicon and vapor-phase epitaxy of germanium

We investigate the photosensitivity spectra of photodiodes based on Si p-i-n structures with single-layered and multilayer self-assembled GeSi/Si(001) nanoisland arrays in the i region, which are grown using a technique combining Si molecular-beam epitaxy and Ge vapor-phase epitaxy, in dependence on the temperature, diode bias, and GeSi nanoisland parameters. We show that the temperature and field dependences of the diode photosensitivity in the spectral range of the interband optical absorption in GeSi nanoislands are determined by the ratio between the rate of emission of photoexcited holes from the nanoislands and the rate of the recombination of excess carriers in them. We demonstrate the possibility of determination of the hole recombination lifetime in GeSi nanoislands from the temperature and field dependences of the photosensitivity.
Authors:
 [1] ; ; ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Nizhni Novgorod State University, Physical-Technical Research Institute (Russian Federation)
  2. Nizhni Novgorod State University (Russian Federation)
  3. Sedakov Research Institute of Measuring Systems (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22470042
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; EXCITATION; GERMANIUM; GERMANIUM SILICIDES; HOLES; LAYERS; LIFETIME; MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTODIODES; PHOTOSENSITIVITY; RECOMBINATION; SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTIONS; SILICON; SUBLIMATION; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY