Luminescence properties of ZnSe films grown by hot wall epitaxy

H. M. Wong, Jian Bai Xia, Kok Wai CHEAH*

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The photoluminescence (PL) properties of ZnSe films grown by hot wall epitaxy are reported. The PL spectra show clear neutral donor-bound exciton peak; donor acceptor pair (DAP) peak, conduction band to acceptor (CA) peak, and their phonon replicas until fourth order. The conduction band to acceptor peak and it's phonon replicas exist until room temperature. From the ratio of PL intensities of DAP and CA peaks and their replicas, we obtain the Huang-Rhys factor S = 0.58, in agreement with other experiments for acceptor-bound exciton transitions. From the temperature dependence of PL intensities we derive the activation energy of thermal quenching process for the DAP transitions as about 7 meV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-509
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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