We introduce an experimental technique which allows the characterization of domains in nonmagnetic cubic crystals of the zinc-blende type. The technique exploits the optical anisotropy of cubic crystals near an excitonic resonance which translates to a dependence of the reflected light polarization on crystal orientation. We demonstrate sub 10 μm domains on the  surface of a high quality, homoepitaxially grown ZnSe film.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)