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The Optical Properties of Plasma-Deposited SiO2 and Si3N4 Bragg Reflectors in the Spectral Range from 1.8 to 3.0 eV

  • D. J. Stephens (a1), S. S. He (a1), G. Lucovsky (a1), H. Mkkelsen (a2), K. Leo (a2) and H. Kurz (a2)...

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We have prepared 19-layer Si3N4:SiO2/…‥Si3N4:SiO2/Si3N4 (HL/HL/…HL/H), Bragg reflectors by remote plasma-enhanced chemical-vapor deposition, and have adjusted the constituent layer thicknesses to generate highly reflecting films over the entire visible spectrum from approximately 1.8 eV (∼690 nm) to 3.0 eV (∼410 nm). Peak values of the reflectance, in spectral bands with half-widths of ∼0.4 to 0.5 eV, are in the range of 96 to 98 %. The spectral response functions of these stacks exhibit departures from the optical behavior as calculated for exactly periodic structures with λ/4 layer thicknesses, and can be accounted for by taking into account: i) dispersion and absorption in the optical properties of the constituent layers; and ii) departures from the idealized and constant layer thicknessses.

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[1] Stephens, D.J., He, S.S., Lucovsky, G., Mikkelsen, H., Leo, K. and Kurz, H., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A11 (1993), in press.
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The Optical Properties of Plasma-Deposited SiO2 and Si3N4 Bragg Reflectors in the Spectral Range from 1.8 to 3.0 eV

  • D. J. Stephens (a1), S. S. He (a1), G. Lucovsky (a1), H. Mkkelsen (a2), K. Leo (a2) and H. Kurz (a2)...

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