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Self-organized, effective medium Black Silicon for infrared antireflection

 
: Steglich, Martin; Käsebier, Thomas; Schrempel, Frank; Kley, Ernst-Bernhard; Tünnermann, Andreas

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Infrared physics and technology 69 (2015), S.218-221
ISSN: 1350-4495
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer IOF ()
inductively coupled plasma; morphology; silicon; trenching; anti-reflection; black silicon; effective medium; moth-eye structure; silicon optics

Abstract
Statistical Black Silicon antireflection structures for the mid-infrared spectral region, fabricated by Inductively Coupled Plasma Reactive Ion Etching, are investigated. Upon variation of etch duration scaling of the structure morphologies is observed and related to the optical losses in specular transmittance. By means of statistical morphology analysis, an effective medium criterion for the examined structures is derived that can be used as a design rule for maximizing sample transmittance at a given wavelength. To obtain Black Silicon antireflection structures with elevated bandwidth, an additional deep-etch step is proposed and demonstrated.

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