Si Ion Implantation-Induced Defect Photoluminescence in Silica Films
Dry and wet oxidation silica films doped with silicon ions were prepared using metal vapor vacuum arc (MEVVA) ion source implanter. The does of Si ion beams were kept constant at 3×1016 /cm2 and the energy varied from 42KeV to 70KeV. Five photoluminescence (PL) bands at the wavelength of 560nm, 580nm, 620nm, 650nm and 730nm have been observed at room temperature in all samples. The results of XRD showed none of Si nanocrystals were formed in the as-implanted silica films and originations of the PL bands were defects introduced by implantation. The 560nm PL band originated from oxygen surplus defect small peroxy radical (SPR), whereas the PL bands which ranges from the wavelength of 620nm to 730nm were attributed to non bridge oxygen hole center (NBOHC). Elevating implantation energy resulted in intensity increasing of 560nm PL band of dry oxidation samples but had inverse effects on wet oxidation samples. Influence mechanism of implantation energy on the defect photoluminescence was discussed in this article.
Guojun Zhang and Jessica Xu
Y. Zhao et al., "Si Ion Implantation-Induced Defect Photoluminescence in Silica Films", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 160-162, pp. 1450-1457, 2011