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Title: Magnetoabsorption in narrow-gap HgCdTe epitaxial layers in the terahertz range

The magnetoabsorption and photoconductivity spectra are investigated in the terahertz (THz) range at a temperature of T = 4.2 K for n-Hg{sub 1−x}Cd{sub x}Te bulk epitaxial layers of various compositions (both semiconductor and semimetallic) grown by molecular-beam epitaxy. Within the framework of the Kane 8 · 8 model, the electron and hole Landau levels are calculated. It is shown that, in contrast to the results of previous investigations, all observed resonance lines are related to transitions between the Landau levels of free carriers (the cyclotron resonance in the conduction band and the transitions between heavy-hole and electron Landau levels), which is evidence of the high purity and structural perfection of the samples. The possibility of using zero-gap Hg{sub 1−x}Cd{sub x}Te solid solutions as THz photodetectors tunable by magnetic field is shown.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of the Physics of Microstructures (Russian Federation)
  2. Russian Academy of Sciences, Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductors, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22300432
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 47; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CYCLOTRON RESONANCE; ELECTRONS; LAYERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY; PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SOLID SOLUTIONS; SPECTRA