Photoluminescence, stimulated and laser emission in CuInSe2 crystals

Applied Physics Letters, Volume 119, Issue 21, November 2021. Excitonic quality CuInSe2 crystals were studied using low-temperature (10 K) photoluminescence (PL) excited by continuous wave and nanosecond pulsed lasers at power densities from 0.01 to 76 kW/cm2. Increasing the excitation power density level to 26 kW/cm2 resulted in the appearance of a stimulated emission SE-band in the PL spectra at 1.035 eV. Further increase in the excitation level to 39 kW/cm2 generated on the top of the SE band, a structure of equidistant sharp lines attributed to laser emission.