Band-edge related photoluminescence from a strained Si0.96Sn0.04 alloy grown by molecular beam epitaxy on Si(100) substrate has been seen for the first time. We report band-edge related photoluminescence from a compressively strained pseudomorphic Si0.96Sn0.04 alloy. The luminescence observed consisted of two dominant features, a well-resolved band-edge luminescence consisting of a no-phonon and a transverse optical phonon replica, and a deep-level broad luminescence peak around 770 meV. The band-edge feature is attributed to a no-phonon free excitonic recombination in the binary alloy and exhibits a near linear power dependence. We also observe a red shift of the energy gap of Si0.96Sn0.04 alloy with respect to Si, which corresponds to the bulk alloy effect.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)