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Surface characterization studies of orientation patterned ZnSe doped with Cr2+
Author(s): B. Rami Reddy; Kenneth Schepler; Elizabeth Moore; John Hoelscher; Shiva Vangala; Bruce Claflin; Narsingh B. Singh; Jonathan Evans; Patrick Berry
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Paper Abstract

ZnSe doped with Cr2+ was analyzed by EDS, XPS and Micro-Raman spectroscopy techniques. EDS and XPS analysis revealed that chromium concentration is more than 2% and there are additional impurities, Ga, Ti, and Ta. EDS measurements did not reveal any variation in chromium concentration when a line scan was performed over a 200 μm distance. XPS analysis indicated that the sample surface is inhomogeneous. Photoluminescence was acquired by exciting the sample with 325 nm laser beam. Photoluminescence revealed charge transfer bands. Micro-Raman study revealed the LO, TO and 2TA modes at 252, 205 and 140 cm-1. Under 488 or 514.5 nm excitation background luminescence was predominant due to excitation of Cr2+ electrons into the conduction band. However, 632.8 nm laser excitation revealed, strong Raman signals. Raman data were acquired by exciting the sample on the grain boundary and inside the domain. The ratio of LO and TO peak intensities changed randomly when data were acquired from different points on the grain boundary indicating the presence of random strain in the material. When Raman data were acquired from different points on the sample surface for comparison, it revealed that the LO mode was distorted as well as broadened whereas the TO mode intensity increased. This was due to the presence of local modes induced by the sample inhomogeneity and the interaction of the holes with the LO mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9347, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV, 93471M (27 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076075
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B. Rami Reddy, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Kenneth Schepler, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Elizabeth Moore, Wyle Labs., Inc. (United States)
John Hoelscher, Wyle Labs., Inc. (United States)
Shiva Vangala, Solid State Scientific Corp. (United States)
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Bruce Claflin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Narsingh B. Singh, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Jonathan Evans, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Patrick Berry, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9347:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Editor(s)

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