Optical constants of CuInSe2 thin films prepared by two-stage process


PHYSICA SCRIPTA, vol.71, no.2, pp.221-224, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1238/physica.regular.071a00221
  • Journal Name: PHYSICA SCRIPTA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-224
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: No


Thin film CuInSe2 chalcopyrite semiconductors have been prepared on glass substrates by means of two-stage process. The structural properties and atomic compositions of films were determined by energy-dispersive analysis of Xrays (EDAX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. Reflectance and transmittance measurements were performed on the films in the photon wavelength range of 300-2200nm. The samples used in the measurements have different Cu/In ratios. The reflectance and transmittance spectra were analyzed on the basis of multiple reflection model considering the absorbing film on a non-absorbing substrate and then complex refractive-index n*(E) n(E) + ik(E) and complex dielectric constant epsilon*(E) = epsilon(1) (E) + iepsilon(2)(E) were determined. It has been concluded that the films having higher Cu/In ratios show stronger absorption at low photon energy region than those having lower Cu/In ratios.