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Preparation and investigation of diamond-like carbon nanocomposite thin films for nanophotonics
Author(s): Zh. Panosyan; A. Gharibyan; A. Sargsyan; H. Panosyan; D. Hayrapetyan; Y. Yengibaryan
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Paper Abstract

Flexible Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technology of Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) thin film preparation on the surface of Si and organic glasses has been elaborated. Modification of PECVD equipment has been implemented by integrating ion and magnetron sources. In this paper toluene (C7H8) has been used as a nanocmposite film forming hydrocarbon which decomposition yields to the multi component plasma in vacuum chamber. Nitrogen has been used as a dopand. Investigation of plasma composition influence to the optical and mechanical properties of DLC films has been observed. The presence of sp3 and sp2 hybridization states have been proven by Raman spectroscopy and their ratios have been estimated with the help of ID, IG characteristic lines for different technological conditions. High precision refractive index and thickness measurements of DLC films have been implemented by means of laser ellipsometer. Refractive indices of prepared films have been varied in the region 1.5-3.1 and thicknesses have been varied in the region 50-250 nm. Extraordinary change in refractive index has been explained with the help of formation of differently sized sp2 carbon based clusters in the sp3 matrix. Different types of carbon and hydrogen bonds have been observed in the obtained structures by means of FTIR. Obvious prospectives of DLC nanocomposite film as a promissing nanophotonic material has been discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7755, Nanophotonic Materials VII, 77550Q (10 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863079
Show Author Affiliations
Zh. Panosyan, State Engineering Univ. of Armenia (Armenia)
A. Gharibyan, State Engineering Univ. of Armenia (Armenia)
A. Sargsyan, Armenian National Academy of Sciences (Armenia)
H. Panosyan, BIPI Firm LLC (Armenia)
D. Hayrapetyan, State Engineering Univ. of Armenia (Armenia)
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) Univ. (Armenia)
Y. Yengibaryan, State Engineering Univ. of Armenia (Armenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7755:
Nanophotonic Materials VII
Stefano Cabrini; Taleb Mokari, Editor(s)

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