, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 441-446

Photostructural changes in some ternary Ge-Sb-S chalcogenide layers

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The changes of optical transmission and of the index of refraction were studied in flash evaporated Ge-Sb-S layers. Photobleaching, photodarkening and photoinduced crystallization were observed depending on the composition of layers. The effects are qualitatively explained using the idea of photoinduced atoms and/or chemical bonds rearrangement.