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Optical studies of nonequilibrium carrier dynamics in highly excited 4H-SiC epitaxial layers
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2005 (English)In: Materials Science Forum, Vols. 483-485, 2005, Vol. 483, 413-416 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We applied picosecond four-wave mixing technique to investigate carrier diffusion and recombination in n-type 4H-SiC epilayers. The dependence of bipolar diffusion coefficient D on photocarrier density was measured in range from &SIM, 10(17) to 10(20) Cm-3. We determined a decrease of D value from 3.4 to 2.2 cm(2)/S with increase of the photoexcitation level in range from &SIM, 10(17) to &SIM, 10(19) cm(-3), and found its increase up to 3.8 cm(2)/s at carrier density above 1020 cm(-3). Auger recombination governed decrease of carrier lifetime from 11 ns at &SIM, 10(17) cm(-3) to 1.8 ns at &SIM, 10(20) cm(3) has also been observed.

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2005. Vol. 483, 413-416 p.
Keyword [en]
4H-SiC, four-wave mixing, carrier diffusion and recombination
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-48226OAI: diva2:269122
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2010-12-08

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