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  • 1995-1999  (1)
  • 1
    ISSN: 1089-7550
    Source: AIP Digital Archive
    Topics: Physics
    Notes: Phosphorus is one of several dopants that electronically compensate the native deep donor responsible for the yellow coloration observed in bismuth silicon oxide (BSO). Low-temperature optical absorption measurements of a series of Czochralski-grown P-doped BSO crystals show that ∼0.1–0.15 at. % P is needed in the sample to fully remove the yellow coloration. The absorption cutoff in the fully compensated P-doped sample was at 3.2 eV while compensated Al- and Ga-doped samples cutoff at 3.35 eV. Excitation at 10–15 K with near band-edge light produces photochromic absorption bands. In the lightly-doped (partially bleached) samples these bands were identical to those observed in undoped BSO. In the fully bleached sample a new spectrum was observed. Its major contribution was a band centered near 1.8 eV with a weaker absorption in the blue-green. By comparison with the spectra observed in undoped and in Al-doped material before and after photoexcitation it is believed that the 1.8 eV band is due to the [PO4]− center and that the broad 2.45 eV band observed in Al- and Ga-doped BSO is due to the [BiO4]0 center. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
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