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Strain analysis of SiGe microbridges
Author(s): Ross Anthony; Ashley Gilbank; Iain Crowe; Andrew Knights
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Paper Abstract

We present the analysis of UV (325 nm) Raman scattering spectra from silicon-germanium (SiGe) microbridges where the SiGe has been formed using the so-called "condensation technique". As opposed to the conventional condensation technique in which SiGe is grown epitaxially, we use high-dose ion implantation of Ge ions into SOI as a means to introduce the initial Ge profile. The subsequent oxidation both repairs implantation induced damage, and forms epitaxial Ge. Using Si-Si and Si-Ge optical phonon modes, as well as the ratio of integrated intensities for Ge-Ge and Si-Si, we can determine both the composition and strain of the material. We show that although the material is compressively strained following condensation, by fabricating microbridge structures we can create strain relaxed or tensile strained structures, with subsequent interest for photonic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10537, Silicon Photonics XIII, 105371E (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2288644
Show Author Affiliations
Ross Anthony, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Ashley Gilbank, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Iain Crowe, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Andrew Knights, McMaster Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10537:
Silicon Photonics XIII
Graham T. Reed; Andrew P. Knights, Editor(s)

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