Dislocations in Silicon and D-Band Luminescence for Infrared Light Emitters
There is a growing demand for a silicon-based light emitters generating a light with a wavelength in of 1.3-1.6 μm range, which can be integrated into silicon chips and used for in-chip opto-electronic interconnects. Among other possibilities, the D1 luminescence at about 1.55 m, caused by dislocations in Si, can be a suitable candidate for such in-chip light emitters. Here we present a brief review of today knowledge about electronic properties of dislocations in silicon and dislocation-related luminescence in connection with possible application of this luminescence for silicon infrared light-emitting diodes (Si-LEDs).
Bo Monemar, Martin Kittler, Hermann Grimmeiss
V. V. Kveder and M. Kittler, "Dislocations in Silicon and D-Band Luminescence for Infrared Light Emitters", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 590, pp. 29-56, 2008