Magneto-Optical Absorption in II-VI Semiconductors: Application to CdTe

  • J. T. Devreese
  • F. M. Peeters
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 200)


The linear magneto-optical absorption theory is introduced. We start from the Kubo formula for the frequency dependent conductivity and apply the memory function formalism. The electron-LO-phonon interaction and the band non-parabolicity are incorporated. The theory is used to analyse recent experimental data on CdTe. For the first time, data have become available for ω с > ω LO c is the cyclotron frequency and ωlo is the long-wavelength LO-phonon frequency). These new experimental results provide a quantitative test of the theory of large polarons. For the full magnetic field range (B : 0 → 20.5T) theory and experiment agree very well and the proposed band mass т ь /т е = 0.0920 is consistent with the electron-phonon coupling constant α = 0.3.


Cyclotron Resonance Landau Level Band Mass Large Polaron Polaron Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Devreese
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • F. M. Peeters
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Antwerp (U.I.A.)Antwerpen (Wilrijk)Belgium
  2. 2.R.U.C.A.AntwerpBelgium
  3. 3.University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Senior Research Associate of the National Fund for Scientific ResearchBelgium

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