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  • Vol. 80, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 714–716

Forming a silicon nanocomposite by laser annealing in a strong oxidant medium

L. V. Grigor’ev and A. V. Mikhaĭlov  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 80, Issue 11, pp. 714-716 (2013)

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This paper discusses the transmission spectra of a nanocomposite created by a new electron–ion technology—low-temperature laser surface modification of a layer of nanoporous silicon in a medium of a strong gaseous oxidant. A selective-absorption effect has been detected in the IR range. It is shown that the transmission spectrum of laser-oxidized nanoporous silicon has the form of a complex curve with four local minima, lying in the wavenumber ranges 4000–2750  cm−1, 2400–2100  cm−1, 1900–1600  cm−1, and 1300–1000  cm−1. A comparison of the transmission spectra of thermally oxidized nanoporous silicon and laser-modified nanoporous silicon in a strong oxidant atmosphere made it possible to explain the selective absorption of optical radiation in the nanocomposite thus created.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2013
Published: January 23, 2014

L. V. Grigor’ev and A. V. Mikhaĭlov, "Forming a silicon nanocomposite by laser annealing in a strong oxidant medium," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 714-716 (2013)

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