Magnetic circular dichroism investigations of Fe3+ ions in InP crystals

I. R. Agool, M. Deiri, B. C. Cavenett

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The magnetic circular dichroism-optically detected magnetic resonance (MCD-ODMR) spectrum of the 3d5 spin 5/2, configuration of Fe3+ at cubic sites has been observed in iron-doped indium phosphide. Microwave induced changes of the MCD signal near 1.27 eV (about 0.98 µm) are used to investigate the allowed, fine structure lines resulting from ?M=1 transitions in a strong magnetic field. In addition, the forbidden transitions between states for which ?M>1 have been identified in the weak field region. The spin Hamiltonian parameters describing this spectrum are g=2.022±0.001 and a=222±1×10-4 cm-1 and the inhomogeneously broadened line is approximately 12 mT wide. The MCD of iron in InP is attributed to an internal crystal field transition of cubic Fe3+ ions occupying In sublattice sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989


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