A study of the optical absorption in CdTe by photoacoustic spectroscopy

O. Vigil-Galán, E. Marín, J. Sastré Hernández, E. Saucedo, C. M. Ruiz, G. Contreras-Puente, A. Calderón

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Abstract

We show that the Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy (PAS) is an useful alternative method for the determination of the optical-absorption coefficient of CdTe thin films, in the spectral region near to the fundamental absorption edge, ranging from 1.0 eV to 2.4 eV, using an open cell in the transmission configuration. We applied this method to the optical characterization of CdTe layers for several values of their thickness. These CdTe samples were deposited by closed-space vapor transport (CSVT) technique under different growth conditions. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)7176-7179
Number of pages6458
JournalJournal of Materials Science
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StatePublished - 1 Aug 2007

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