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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: A159–A168

Calculation of optical and electronic properties of modeled titanium dioxide films of different densities

Marcus Turowski, Tatiana Amotchkina, Henrik Ehlers, Marco Jupé, and Detlev Ristau  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. A159-A168 (2014)

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The electronic and optical properties of TiO2 atomic structures representing simulated thin films have been investigated using density functional theory. Suitable model parameters and system sizes have been identified in advance by validation of the results with experimental data. Dependencies of the electronic band gap and the refractive index have been calculated as a function of film density. The results of the performed calculations have been compared to characterized optical properties of titania single layers deposited using different coating techniques. The modeled dependencies are consistent with experimental observations, and absolute magnitudes of simulated values are in agreement with measured optical data.

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OCIS Codes
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

Original Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2013
Published: December 16, 2013

Marcus Turowski, Tatiana Amotchkina, Henrik Ehlers, Marco Jupé, and Detlev Ristau, "Calculation of optical and electronic properties of modeled titanium dioxide films of different densities," Appl. Opt. 53, A159-A168 (2014)

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