Ellipsometric study of sinusoidally modulated ZnSeTe superlattices

Hosun Lee, S. Lee, J. K. Furdyna

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We report an optical study of sinusoidally modulated ZnSeTe superlattices using spectroscopic ellipsometry. The pseudodielectric function 〈∈〉 = 〈∈1〉 + i〈∈2〉 was determined for the photon energy range 1.5-6.5 eV and critical point parameters were obtained by fitting model line shapes to numerically calculated second energy derivatives of 〈∈〉. As the degree of the compositional modulation of the superlattice increased, the energies of E1-R1 and E1 + Δ1 - R1 either decreased or increased depending on the superlattice period. We explain this behavior in terms of an interlayer coupling and quantum-confinement effect characteristic, respectively, for the two geometries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug 6
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright 2004 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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