Structural analysis and chemical stability of Ge and As telluride glasses by Raman spectroscopy

Dmitriy P. Bayko, Pierre Lucas

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Telluride glasses such as Ge-As-Te, Ge-Te, and As-Te are of much interest due to their extensive infrared transparency. The structure of these glasses has also been broadly investigated, but Raman studies are rare and current literature data shows a significant level of disagreements and discrepancies. Here we show that the source of this disparity is two-fold, first the low damage threshold of these glasses requires low photon energy and low power to obtain reliable spectra, and second the unusual surface oxidation of telluride glasses leads to strong Raman artefact in relatively short time. Overall, high resolution spectra of freshly polished glasses obtained at low power with a near infrared source reveal that only four main modes are required to consistently interpret all Raman spectral features. Analysis of these Raman spectra confirm the presence of large chemical disorder in Ge-As-Te and As-Te glasses, consistent with previously reported spectroscopic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100186
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids: X
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • Chalcogenide glass
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Short-range order

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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