Optical detection of crystallographic domains in zinc-blende crystals

G. Mohs*, R. Shimano, T. Kise, M. Shirane, M. Kuwata-Gonokami, K. Ohkawa, S. Dhanjal, Y. Svirko, N. Zheludev

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We introduce an experimental technique which allows the characterization of domains in nonmagnetic cubic crystals of the zinc-blende type. The technique exploits the optical anisotropy of cubic crystals near an excitonic resonance which translates to a dependence of the reflected light polarization on crystal orientation. We demonstrate sub 10 μm domains on the [110] surface of a high quality, homoepitaxially grown ZnSe film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1511-1513
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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