Effect of in content on optical properties of Ge-In-Se thin films

Fen Chen*, Yonghui Wang, Qiuhua Nie, Guoxiang Wang, Yu Chen, Xiang Shen, Shixun Dai

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Amorphous Ge-In-Se thin films were prepared by a magnetron co-sputtering technique. The morphology, structure and optical properties of the thin films were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, visible/near-infrared transmission spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, respectively. The results show that the Ge-In-Se thin films have the amorphous characteristics. It was indicated that the high frequency vibration mode of Ge-Se bond in [GeSe4] tetrahedral was the main one in the Ge-In-Se thin films, and the vibration intensity decreased with increasing In content. When In content was 13.87% in mole, the [GeSe4] tetrahedral disappears and [InSe4] tetrahedral became the dominate structure. According to the analysis by the Swanepoel method and the classic Tauc equation, it was found that the red shift appeared at a short-wavelength absorption edge, the refractive index increased and the optical band gap decreased with the increase of In content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-391
Number of pages4
JournalKuei Suan Jen Hsueh Pao/ Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Germanium-indium-selenium thin films
  • Optical band gap
  • Raman analysis


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