Characterization of CdS-doped glass films obtained by pulsed laser deposition

C. R. Iordanescu (Stefan), M. Elisa, G. Epurescu, M. Filipescu, M. Enculescu, R. C. C. Monteiro, L. Constantin

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In the present work we study the optical, struc-tural and morphological properties of CdS-doped glass films, deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) method. The glass target used for ablation was prepared by conventional melt-quenching technique and the semiconductor dopant, CdS powder, was embedded in the borosilicate melt glass host by continuous stirring. In order to improve the properties of the films, the laser wavelength was modified. Photoluminescence emission (PL) of CdSdoped glass films revealed a broad band located in the visible range. The structural analysis was carried out by micro-Raman spectroscopy, pointing out specific vibration modes for Si-O-Si bonds as well as for CdS dopant. The morphology and the chemical characterization of the films were investigated by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-65
JournalRevista Romana de Materiale/ Romanian Journal of Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • borosilicate glass
  • thin film
  • pulsed laser deposition
  • luminescence
  • CdS-doped glass

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