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Origin of optical anisotropy in reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of semiconductor surfaces
Author(s): R. A. Vázquez-Nava; N. Arzate; B. S. Mendoza
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Paper Abstract

The optical anisotropy of a semiconductor surface can have different origins, such as, local-field effects, the electro-optics effect, reconstruction, surface dislocations, and surface roughness. A comprehensive, quantitative picture on how these effects are related to surface optical anisotropies (SOA) can now be obtained thanks to the progress in the modeling of optical properties of surfaces. Linear optical spectra can now be calculated very accurately even for large and complex surface structures. This allows a much better understanding of the origin of specific SOA. In this paper we make a review focused on the microscopic origin of SOA and the present state of the art in the study of reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of semiconductor surfaces.

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Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6046, Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry, 60460Z (10 February 2006);
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R. A. Vázquez-Nava, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
N. Arzate, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
B. S. Mendoza, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6046:
Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry
Eric Rosas; Rocío Cardoso; Juan C. Bermudez; Oracio Barbosa-García, Editor(s)

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