7-11 July 2014
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Coupling coefficients and excitonic transitions in CuGaSe2

Presented by Dr. Augusto MACHATINE on 9 Jul 2014 from 17:10 to 19:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Session: Poster2
Track: Track A - Division for Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials
Board #: A.384


The chalcopyrite structure contains semiconductor compounds and alloys that crystalize in a space group D<sub>2d</sub><sup>12</sup>. These compounds are used in the fabrication of solar cells. The excitonic radiative transitions in chalcopyrite CuGaSe<sub>2/<sub> are investigated using group theoretical methods in the absence and presence of spin-orbit interaction. We have calculated the coupling coefficients for optical direct transitions at high symmetry points Γ, X, N and P in the Brillouin zone of chalcopyrite structure. The inclusion of spin-orbit interactions results in modification of selection rules for radiative processes. The obtained dielectric functions,tensors, absorption coefficients and refractive index are determined by the exciton symmetry &Gamma<sub>6x&Gamma<sub>6</sub>, &Gamma<sub>6x&Gamma<sub>7</sub> and &Gamma<sub>7</sub>x&Gamma<sub>7</sub> Kronecker products. The critical point analysis throughout the Brillouin zone at point &Gamma, X, N, and P are discussed in the absence and presence of spin-orbit interaction in the study of reflectivity peaks. The theoretical results are used in the interpretation of reflectivity and photoluminescence spectra in chalcopyrite group and coupling coefficients also useful in the construction of effective Hamiltonains from which estimates of optical transition energies can be made.






Augusto Machatine , augusto.machatine@up.ac.za, University of Pretoria




Room: D Ring ground level

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