Two components of donor-acceptor recombination in compensated semiconductors: Analytical model of spectra in the presence of electrostatic fluctuations
We report numerical and analytical studies of the donor-acceptor recombination in compensated semiconductors. Our calculations take into account random electric fields of charged impurities that are important in the nonzero compensation case. We show that the donor-acceptor optical spectrum can be described as a sum of two components: monomolecular and bimolecular. In the low compensation limit, we develop two analytical models for both types of recombination. Also our numerical simulation predicts that these two components of the photoluminescence spectra can be resolved under certain experimental conditions.