Opto-electronic properties of the ternary alloy Hg1-xCdxTe

S. Meçabih, N. Amrane, B. Belgoumène, H. Aourag

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The theoretical electronic densities of states for both the valence and conduction bands are presented for the tetrahedral semiconductors CdTe, HgTe and their alloy Hg0.5Cd0.5Te based on band structures computed using the empirical pseudopotential method. For the ternary alloy HgCdTe, we have coupled the virtual crystal approximation with the pseudopotential method. Various quantities such as the energy levels, the refractive index and the transverse effective charge are calculated. The spin-orbit splitting is included in our calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-507
Number of pages13
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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