Extraction of Optical Constants and Dispersion Parameters of CdTe/CdSe Bi-Layer Thin Films
الكلمات المفتاحية:CdTe/CdSe thin films، optical constants، dispersion parameters، optical conductivity
The current study focuses on the annealing-induced changes in the optical constants and dispersion parameters of the CdTe/CdSe bi-layer films deposited onto glass substrates by thermal evaporation technique. The slight shift in transmission threshold towards higher wavelength region with increasing annealing temperature revealed the systematic reduction in optical energy band gap (1.92 to 1.37 eV) of the films. The dispersion curve of the refractive index shows an anomalous dispersion in the absorption region and a normal dispersion in the transparent region. It was observed that the dispersion data obeyed the single oscillator of the Wemple-Didomenico model, from which the dispersion parameters and dielectric constants were evaluated. The increase in the refractive index with the annealing temperature modified the other linear parameters such as optical density, dissipation factor, volume, and surface energy loss function. The increase in the optical conductivity value is good for the CdSe film to be used as a semitransparent solar cells absorbing layer.We have made an attempt to discuss and correlate these results with the annealing temperature of possible mechanisms underlying the phenomena.