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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2011
  • pp: 499–501

A reproducible route to p-ZnO films and their application in light-emitting devices

F. Sun, C. X. Shan, B. H. Li, Z. Z. Zhang, D. Z. Shen, Z. Y. Zhang, and D. Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 4, pp. 499-501 (2011)

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Although great efforts have been made, reproducible p-type doping is still one of the largest hurdles that hinders the optoelectronic applications of ZnO. In this Letter, a reproducible route to p-type ZnO films employing lithium–nitrogen as a dual-acceptor dopant has been demonstrated, and p-i-n structured light-emitting devices (LEDs) have been constructed. Obvious purple emissions have been observed from the LEDs, confirming the applicability of the p-type ZnO films in optoelectronic devices. The results reported in this Letter provide a reproducible route to p-type ZnO films, and thus may lay a solid ground for future optoelectronic applications of ZnO.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

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Original Manuscript: November 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2011
Published: February 8, 2011

F. Sun, C. X. Shan, B. H. Li, Z. Z. Zhang, D. Z. Shen, Z. Y. Zhang, and D. Fan, "A reproducible route to p-ZnO films and their application in light-emitting devices," Opt. Lett. 36, 499-501 (2011)

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