Laser Induced Nanostructure Formation on a Surface of CdZnTe Crystal
For the first time, a new PL band at 1.8718 eV is observed after irradiation of Cd1-xZnxTe (x = 0.1) crystal by Nd:YAG laser at intensity 12.0 MW/cm2. The origin of this PL band we connect with formation of strongly enriched layer by Zn atoms at the irradiated surface of the sample due to a themogradient effect. Self-organizing structures of nanometer size are observed on the surface of a CdZnTe crystal (x = 0.1) irradiated by strongly absorbed Nd:YAG laser radiation at intensities 4.0-12.0 MW/cm2. The effect of exciton quantum confinement manifested by a shift to higher energies of the A0,X exciton line in the photoluminescent spectrum is present in structures of 10–15 nm in diameter at the top of nanohills. A graded band gap structure with optical window is formed on the top of nanohills.
Andreas Öchsner, Irina V. Belova and Graeme E. Murch
A. Medvid et al., "Laser Induced Nanostructure Formation on a Surface of CdZnTe Crystal ", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 11, pp. 107-112, 2010