Optical Properties of MBE-Grown Hg1−xCdxSe

W. W. Pan, Z. K. Zhang, Wen Lei, L. Faraone

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In this work, we present a study on the temperature-dependent infrared absorption spectra of Hg1−xCdxSe grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on GaSb (211) substrate, having a nominal x-value of 0.21. For temperatures below 200 K, the observed optical bandgap is found to correspond to the Fermi energy level rather than the intrinsic bandgap, which is quantitatively explained by the Burstein–Moss shift due to the presence of a background electron concentration of 3.5 × 1016 cm−3. In addition, empirical formulae for calculating both the absorption edge and intrinsic absorption coefficient in the Kane region have been derived from the previously reported absorption spectra of Bridgeman-grown Hg1−xCdxSe samples (0.15 ≤ x ≤ 0.3). By employing the empirical expressions, the infrared transmission spectra have been modeled based on the characteristic matrix method, and the x value profile of the sample along the growth direction has been determined, which is in good agreement with the experimental results obtained from secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) depth profiling combined with Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6063-6068
JournalJournal of Electronic Materials
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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Molecular beam epitaxy
Absorption spectra
molecular beam epitaxy
Optical properties
absorption spectra
optical properties
Infrared transmission
Depth profiling
Optical band gaps
Infrared absorption
Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Fermi level
matrix methods
Electron energy levels
Spectrometry
secondary ion mass spectrometry
infrared absorption
backscattering
absorptivity

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Pan, W. W. ; Zhang, Z. K. ; Lei, Wen ; Faraone, L. / Optical Properties of MBE-Grown Hg1−xCdxSe. In: Journal of Electronic Materials. 2019 ; Vol. 48, No. 10. pp. 6063-6068.
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Optical Properties of MBE-Grown Hg1−xCdxSe. / Pan, W. W.; Zhang, Z. K.; Lei, Wen; Faraone, L.

In: Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 48, No. 10, 01.10.2019, p. 6063-6068.

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