We have grown epitaxial silicon films on silicon (100), (110) and (111) oriented substrates, using pulsed ruby laser irradiation as a means to obtain clean, ordered substrate surfaces. On these surfaces epitaxial layers were grown in two ways: I. Rȯom temperature deposition and pulsed laser induced epitaxy of 100–300 nm films was carried out repeatedly, yielding ∼1 μm thick epitaxial layers. II. Low temperature molecular beam epitaxy (M.B.E.), even at 250°C on Si(100),of layers up to 1 μm.
Applying the second technique to implanted substrates, we annealed and cleaned arsenic implanted silicon (100) samples in situ, and produced epitaxial overlayers of 100–1000 nm, thus creating a buried n-type channel in silicon.