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Optical properties of amorphous silicon thin films fabricated by RF magnetron sputtering
Author(s): Benfeng Liu; Qingnan Zhao; Pan Zheng
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Paper Abstract

Hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) thin films have been prepared by radio frequency magnetron sputtering. The effects of hydrogen pressure, substrate temperature and sputtering power on deposition rate of a-Si:H thin films and optical characteristics have been investigated. The films are studied by ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer and NKD7000w thin film analysis system. The results show that the hydrogen pressure, substrate temperature and sputtering power will affect the deposition rate respectively; The refractive index, extinctive index and optical bandgap of hydrogenated silicon thin films vary regularly with the change of one of the deposition parameters. The optical bandgap, absorption coefficient and extinctive index of the films are evaluated. The absorption coefficient values range from 1.1×104cm-1 to 8.3×104cm-1 and the corresponding extinctive index vary from 0.23 to 0.35 at the wavelength of 400nm, and the optical bandgap of a-Si:H vary from 1.77 to 1.89eV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7279, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration, 72791W (20 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.823384
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Benfeng Liu, Wuhan Univ. of Technology (China)
Qingnan Zhao, Wuhan Univ. of Technology (China)
Pan Zheng, Wuhan Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7279:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2008: Optoelectronic Devices and Integration
Liming Zhang; Michael J. O'Mahony, Editor(s)

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