In situ ellipsometric control of growth processes of ZnTe and CdTe buffer layers in technology of molecular beam epitaxy of mercury cadmium telluride
Shvets V.A. 1,2, Marin D.V. 1,2, Yakushev M.V. 1, Rykhlitskii S.V. 1
1Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
2Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia

The problems of in situ ellipsometric control during the growth of ZnTe and CdTe buffer layers intended for cadmium-mercury-tellurium epitaxy are considered. It has been established that for 20 nm ZnTe layers the spectral dependences of the optical constants near the absorption edge are smoothed, which indicates the presence of structural defects in the film. It has been shown that the microrelief of the CdTe growth surface is a criterion for the structural perfection of the layers and can be measured using an ellipsometer both at the early stages and during steady-state growth. Keywords: molecular beam epitaxy, in situ ellipsometric control, CdTe, microrelief, growth defects.
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