First-principles investigations of electronic properties and optical spectra of Cd1−xMnxTe dilute magnetic semiconductors

A. Gueddim, Mohamed Madjet, S. Zerroug, N. Bouarissa

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Abstract

The dependence of the structural and electronic band structure parameters as well as the optical spectra in zinc-blende Cd1−xMnxTe dilute magnetic semiconductors on the Mn molar fraction in the experimentally realistic range, 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.125, is computed. Our calculations are performed using the full potential linear augmented plane wave method based on density functional theory within a few different generalized gradient approximation approaches. Our findings are in good agreement with published experimental results. The behavior of the band structure parameters and the optical spectra of interest with increasing Mn content is examined and discussed. The information obtained in the present study can be useful for photovoltaic devices in the visible/ultraviolet spectral region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number551
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Volume48
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Magnetic semiconductors
Electronic properties
Band structure
optical spectrum
electronics
Density functional theory
Zinc
plane waves
zinc
density functional theory
gradients
approximation

Keywords

  • Electronic structure
  • Magnetic semiconductors
  • Optical properties
  • Photovoltaic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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First-principles investigations of electronic properties and optical spectra of Cd1−xMnxTe dilute magnetic semiconductors. / Gueddim, A.; Madjet, Mohamed; Zerroug, S.; Bouarissa, N.

In: Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 48, No. 12, 551, 01.12.2016.

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