Direct surface relief formation in As0.2Se0.8 layers

M. Trunov, P. Lytvyn, V. Takats, I. Charnovich, S. Kokenyesi

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The process of light-stimulated periodic surface relief formation in As0.2Se0.8 layers was investigated by in situ AFM depth profiling and compared with data on diffraction efficiency η of similar holographic gratings, measured in a reflection mode. It was discovered, that the time (exposure) dependence of the surface deformation Δd has at least two components, which correspond to the stable sinusoidal relief formation up to the giant, Δd/d >10% changes in this best composition from As-Se system. It is assumed that the surface relief formation is connected with induced volume expansion (up to 1%) as well as with a lateral mass transport. A small dynamical component of η appears when the light is switched on. Most probably it depends on the charge carrier generation and corresponding changes of the refraction index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1959-1962
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009


  • AFM
  • As- Se
  • Surface relief
  • Volume Expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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