Low Temperature Photoluminescence of 6H fluorescent SiC

Yi Wei, Ulrike Künecke, Valdas Jokubavicius, Mikael Syväjärvi, Peter Wellmann, Haiyan Ou

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We have presented the low temperature photoluminescence (PL) measurements of three 6H fluorescent Silicon Carbide (f-SiC) samples. The epilayers of the f-SiC samples were nitrogenboron co-doped and grown by fast sublimation growth process (FSGP) method on the bulk 6H SiC substrates. The doping concentrations of the f-SiC epilayers were determined by secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) showing strong n-type, strong p-type and slight p-type extrinsic semiconductor doping of each epilayer. The PL intensity of one commercial 6H bulk SiC (TanKeBlue Ltd.) was also measured and applied as the reference. The PL was excited by a diode laser source with wavelength of 405 nm and power of 5 mW. The temperature of the PL
measurement was ranged from 25K to 300K when the liquid nitrogen cryostat was used, while lower temperature from 5K was achieved when the cryostat with liquid helium was applied. The anomalous temperature dependences of the PL intensity spectrum of f-SiC samples were found. The PL peak energy’s S-shape dependence on the temperature was observed which was caused by nitrogen induced localization effect. For strong p-type f-SiC, one more PL intensity peak at 5 k was
observed at wavelength of 520 nm, where this extra PL peak was the result of basal plane dislocation and free-to-acceptor recombination.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventE-MRS Spring Meeting 2017 - Strasbourg Convention Centre , Stasbourg, France
Duration: 22 May 201726 May 2017


ConferenceE-MRS Spring Meeting 2017
LocationStrasbourg Convention Centre
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