OPTICAL-PROPERTIES OF AMORPHOUS DIAMOND PREPARED BY A MASS-SEPARATED ION-BEAM - CORRELATION WITH THE RAMAN-SPECTRA

Citation
Ly. Khriachtchev et al., OPTICAL-PROPERTIES OF AMORPHOUS DIAMOND PREPARED BY A MASS-SEPARATED ION-BEAM - CORRELATION WITH THE RAMAN-SPECTRA, Journal of applied physics, 82(1), 1997, pp. 413-418
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics, Applied
Journal title
ISSN journal
0021-8979
Volume
82
Issue
1
Year of publication
1997
Pages
413 - 418
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-8979(1997)82:1<413:OOADPB>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
The optical properties of amorphous-diamond films prepared by a mass-s eparated ion beam are studied and compared with the shape of the corre sponding Raman spectra. The Raman measurements with moderate spatial r esolution indicate that the films possess the sp(3) fraction distribut ed along the film surface, the thinner edges being less diamondlike th an the thicker center. The optical parameters of the him material, suc h as the refractive index and absorption coefficient, follow the spati al changes of the sp(3) fraction, and the amorphous-diamond center is characterized by a relatively high refractive index (n similar to 2.50 ) and quite low absorption (alpha similar to 0.2 x 10(4) cm(-1) at 633 nm). Numerical correlation between the Raman spectra and optical para meters proposes a common origin for their spatial distribution, namely , impurities perturbing the three-dimensional diamondlike network and causing sp(2)-coordinated carbon areas. (C) 1997 American Institute of Physics.