Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 27, Number 1-3, July-September 2004Tenth International Conference on Defects: Recognition, Imaging and Physics in Semiconductors (DRIP X)
|Page(s)||181 - 184|
|Published online||15 July 2004|
Nonequilibrium carrier dynamics in heavily p-doped GaAs
Institute of Materials Science and Applied Research,
Vilnius University, Sauletekio ave. 9-3, LT-2040 Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Albert-Einstein Strasse 11, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 15 December 2003
Published online: 15 July 2004
A non-degenerate four-wave mixing technique has been applied to investigate carrier transport and recombination in heavily C-doped GaAs embedded in a double-heterostructure. The carriers were injected into the 1 µm-thick p-GaAs layer via the 50 nm-thick barrier of AlGaAs:C or InGaP:Si, using the light interference pattern of two picosecond laser pulses at 532 nm. The dependence of the nonequilibrium carrier grating decay time on the grating period allows the determination of minority carrier diffusion coefficients: D = 35 cm2/s for p-GaAs ( cm−3) with AlGaAs barriers and D = 27 cm2/s for p-GaAs ( cm−3) with InGaP barriers. This increase of electron mobility at the higher doping level was found to be in agreement with the decreasing role of carrier-carrier scattering in heavily-doped p-GaAs. The fast recombination of nonequilibrium carriers in the vicinity of a front barrier layer was evident and more pronounced for an AlGaAs than for an InGaP barrier.
PACS: 73.50.Gr – Charge carriers: generation, recombination, lifetime, trapping, mean free paths / 78.47.+p – Time-resolved optical spectroscopies and other ultrafast optical measurements in condensed matter / 81.70.Fy – Nondestructive testing: optical methods
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