- Pump-probe investigations of THz transitions in Si/Si:Er3+ nanolayers
- Materials Science and Engineering B-Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials
- Volume | Issue number
- 146 | 1-3
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- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute (WZI)
A possibility to realize optical transitions within the I-4(15/2) ground state of Er3+ ion in Si, between levels split by crystal-field, has been investigated by pump-probe technique. The study has been conducted in the THz range on a sublimation MBE-grown Si/Si:Er multinanolayer structure, which allows to take advantage of the preferential formation of a single type of Er-related centers. We present preliminary results, which show absorption band around the wavelength of 43 mu m. A resonant transition at this wavelength is predicted for this material from high-resolution photoluminescence measurements. The experimentally observed absorption decay time is most likely due to non-radiative recombination by phonon emission.
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