Electronic transitions in CdTe under pressure
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We present a photoluminescence study of CdTe:Sb at 5 and 15 K under hydrostatic pressures of 0 to 32 kbar. We determine the pressure coefficients of several electronic transitions: the neutral-acceptor-bound exciton A0X, its phonon replica A0X-LO, the electron-to-acceptor transition e-A0, its phonon replica (e-A0)-LO, and four donor-acceptor peaks. A nonlinear pressure behavior is found for the main exciton peak. The linear term is 7.6±0.2 meV/kbar. We find that the binding energies of the A0X and the bare acceptor change with pressure. This change influences acceptor-bound magnetic polaron binding energies in the Cd1-xMnxTe alloys.
Phys. Rev. B 42, 3586-3590 (1990)