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Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
Volume 2010, Article ID 947684, 5 pages
Research Article

Optical Properties of Al- and Sb-Doped CdTe Thin Films

1Applied Physics Department, Sciences College, University of Sharjah, P.O. Box 27272, Sharjah, UAE
2Physics Department, Education College, Al-Mustansirya University, Baghdad, Iraq
3Physics Department, Science College, University of Baghdad, P.O. Box 47162, Jadiriyah Baghdad, Iraq

Received 5 September 2009; Accepted 27 January 2010

Academic Editor: Gayanath Fernando

Copyright © 2010 A. A. J. Al-Douri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nondoped and (Al, Sb)-doped CdTe thin films with 0.5, 1.5, and 2.5  wt.%, respectively, were deposited by thermal evaporation technique under vacuum onto Corning 7059 glass at substrate temperatures ( 𝑇 𝑠 ) of room temperature (RT) and 423 K. The optical properties of deposited CdTe films such as band gap, refractive index (n), extinction coefficient ( 𝑘 𝑒 ), and dielectric coefficients were investigated as function of Al and Sb wt.% doping, respectively. The results showed that films have direct optical transition. Increasing 𝑇 𝑠 and the wt.% of both types of dopant, the band gap decrease but the optical is constant as n, 𝑘 𝑒 and real and imaginary parts of the dielectric coefficient increase.