We study the growth and optical properties of Cr-doped CdTe/ZnTe nanostructures grown on ZnTe (001) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. In-situ reflection high-energy electron diffraction is used to study the growth processes and strain relaxation behaviors of Cr-doped CdTe quantum dots (QDs). After 4.5 ML deposition, the surface lattice parameter begins to increase remarkably, which indicates that the two-dimensional growth mode is terminated and the CdTe layer grows in a three-dimensional mode. Low temperature photoluminescence spectra of Cr-doped CdTe QDs (Tcr = 900 °C) show a broad emision. With increasing the Cr cell temperature above 1000 °C, the luminescence from CdTe QDs disappears and the broad luminescence at around 1.6 eV becomes dominant.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physica Status Solidi C: Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Semiconductor Quantum Dots, QD 2002 - Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 2002 Sept 30 → 2002 Oct 3