Light scattering measurements in the dilute isoelectronically doped alloy Ga As1-x Bix reveal a large free electron population photogenerated by continuous-wave laser excitation at low temperature. Low-temperature time-resolved photoluminescence of the bismuth related near-band-gap states show carrier lifetimes of several nanoseconds. The authors attribute this to trapping of photoexcited holes at bismuth pair or cluster states located near the valence band maximum.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 2007|