Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics. 2014. V. 17, N 1. P. 080-084.


Morphologic and optical characterization of ZnO:Co thin films grown by PLD
M.V. Vuichyk1 , Z.F. Tsybrii1 , S.R. Lavoryk1,2 , K.V. Svezhentsova1 , I.S. Virt3 , A. Chizhov4

1V. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, NAS of Ukraine, 41, prospect Nauky, 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine,e-mail:
2LLC "NanoMed Tech" 68, Gor'kogo str., 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine
3Ivan Franko Drohobych State Pedagogical University, 24, I.Franko str., 82100 Drohobych, Ukraine
4 Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chemistry Department, Leninskie Gory, 1/3, 119992, Moscow, Russian Federation

Abstract. The morphological properties of the surface and optical characteristics of nanocomposite ZnO:Co structures grown on substrates of monocrystalline silicon and sapphire by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method have been studied. The influence of thermal annealing on formation of characteristically developed surface of films has been analyzed. The experimental transmission and reflectance spectra in the visible region have been measured. In the framework of the dielectric function, the optical constants n and k and dispersion parameters of oscillators that provide the best fit with experimental data have been obtained. From the infrared reflectance spectra of ZnO:Co structures, the frequency positions of E1(LO) and E1(TO) optical phonons have been determined. It gives a possibility to suppose that the obtained films possess the wurtzite structure.

Keywords: pulsed laser deposition, ZnO thin films, optical spectroscopy.

Manuscript received 21.11.13; revised version received 12.02.14; accepted for publication 20.03.14; published online 31.03.14.

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