Light emission from silicon.

@article{Iyer1993LightEF,
  title={Light emission from silicon.},
  author={Subramanian S. Iyer and Yuanwu Xie},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={260 5104},
  pages={40-6}
}
The possibility induction of light emission from silicon, an indirect bandgap material in which radiative transitions are unlikely, raises several interesting and technologically important possibilities, especially the fabrication of a truly integrated optoelectronic microchip. In this article, the natural considerations that constrain silicon from emitting light efficiently are examined, as are several engineered solutions to this limitation. These include intrinsic and alloy-induced… CONTINUE READING
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