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Optical properties of InN thin films
Author(s): Vladislav Ya. Malakhov
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Paper Abstract

The basic optical properties of low temperature plasma enhanced chemical reactionary sputtered (PECRS) InN thin films are presented. Optical absorption and reflectance spectra of InN polycrystalline films at room temperature in visible and near infrared (NIR) regions were taken to determine direct band gap energy (2.03 eV), electron plasma resonances energy (0.6 eV), damping constant (0.18 eV), and optical effective mass of electrons (0.11). In addition the UV and visible reflectance spectra have been used to reproduce accurately dielectric function of wurtzite InN for assignments of the peak structures to interband transitions (1.5 - 12.0 eV) as well as to determine dielectric constant (9.3) and refractive index (>3.0). The revealed reflectance peaks at 485 and 590 cm-1 respectively in IR spectra are connected with TO and LO optical vibration modes of InN films. Some TO (485 cm-1) and LO (585 cm-1) phonon features of indium nitride polycrystalline films on ceramics were observed in Raman spectra and also discussed. The excellent possibilities of InN polycrystalline layers for potential application in optoelectronic devices such as LEDs based InGaAlN and high efficiency solar cells are confirmed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3938, Light-Emitting Diodes: Research, Manufacturing, and Applications IV, (17 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382823
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Vladislav Ya. Malakhov, Institute for Problems of Materials Science (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3938:
Light-Emitting Diodes: Research, Manufacturing, and Applications IV
H. Walter Yao; Ian T. Ferguson; E. Fred Schubert, Editor(s)

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