Refractive index determination of SiGe using reactive ion etching/ellipsometry: application of the depth profiling of the Ge concentration

G.M.W. Kroesen, G.S. Oehrlein, E. Frésart, de, G.J. Scilla

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Abstract

The complex refractive index at a wavelength of 632.8 nm of strained epitaxial SiGe layers on silicon substrates has been determined as a function of the germanium content using in situ ellipsometry during reactive ion etching. The germanium concentration was obtained from Rutherford backscattering. These index values are used to invert the ellipsometry equations. Using this principle, the Ge concentration depth profile of an unknown SiGe structure can be determined from an in situ ellipsometry measurement sequence that is taken while the unknown sample is being etched
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1351-1353
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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