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Role of tellurium addition on the linear and non-linear optical, structural, morphological properties of Ag60-xSe40Tex thin films for nonlinear applications

Das, S and Priyadarshini, P and Alagarasan, D and Vardhrajperumal, S and Ganesan, R and Naik, R (2022) Role of tellurium addition on the linear and non-linear optical, structural, morphological properties of Ag60-xSe40Tex thin films for nonlinear applications. In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society .

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The tellurium (Te)-doped Ag60-xSe40Tex (x = 0, 5, 10, 15) thin films of thickness �800 nm were prepared from the bulk sample by thermal evaporation method on a glass substrate. The X-ray diffraction study revealed the amorphous nature of the films whereas the change in vibrational modes was noticed from the Raman spectroscopy. The composition of the films was verified by energy dispersive X-ray analysis and the surface morphology pictures were taken by field emission scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscope. The changes in optical properties (linear and non-linear) with Te addition were studied from UV-Visible spectroscopy data and related empirical formulas. The addition of Te reduced the bandgap values significantly and the reduction in transmission resulted in the increase of the linear refractive index. The decrease in optical bandgap is due to an increase in disorder while the width of the tail in the gap increased with Te. The optical density, dispersion energy, extinction coefficient, carrier concentration, dielectric constant, oscillator wavelength increased while the oscillator energy, oscillator strength, optical electronegativity decreased with Te content. The electrical susceptibility increased with Te content. The non-linear susceptibilities and the non-linear refractive index increased which is good for the nonlinear photonic devices. © 2022 The American Ceramic Society

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons Inc
Keywords: Carrier concentration; Chemical bonds; Dispersion (waves); Energy dispersive spectroscopy; Energy dispersive X ray analysis; Energy gap; Field emission microscopes; Morphology; Optical films; Refractive index; Selenium compounds; Silver compounds; Substrates; Surface morphology; Tellurium; Tellurium compounds; Thermal evaporation; Thin films; Ultraviolet visible spectroscopy; X ray diffraction analysis, Bulk samples; Glass substrates; Morphological properties; Non linear; Non-linear optical; Nonlinear applications; Thermal evaporation method; Thin-films; Vibrational modes; X-ray diffraction studies, Scanning electron microscopy
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 12:07
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 12:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/71239

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