The kinetics of intrinsic and dopant-enhanced solid phase epitaxy (SPE) have been measured in buried amorphous Si (a-Si) layers produced by ion implantation. Buried a-Si layers formed by self-ion implantation provide a suitable environment for studies of the intrinsic growth kinetics of amorphous Si, free from the rate-retarding effects of H. For the first time, dopant-enhanced SPE rates have been measured under these H-free conditions. Buried a- Si layers containing uniform As concentration profiles ranging from 1–16.1 × 1019 As.cm-3 were produced by multiple-energy ion implantation and time resolved reflectivi[ty was used to measure SPE rates over the temperature range 480–660°C. In contrast to earlier studies, the dopant-enhanced SPE rate is found to depend linearly on the As concentration over the entire concentration range measured. The SPE rate can be expressed in the form, v/v
i(T) = 1 + N/[N
o exp(−Λ E/kT)], where v
i(T) is the intrinsic SPE rate, N is the dopant concentration and N
o = 1.2 × 1021 cm-3, ΔE = 0.21 eV.