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Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids II

Edited by EDWARD D. PALIK Institute of Physical Sciences and Technology University of Maryland College Park, Maryland


Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
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List of Contributors Preface xv xix

Part I


Chapter 1



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Introduction The Chapters The Critiques The Tables The Figures of the Tables General Remarks Errata References Convention Confusions R. T. HOLM Introduction Units Wave Equation Polarization Fresnel's Amplitude Reflection Coefficients Nomenclature Concluding Remarks Acknowledgments References Methods for Determining Optical Parameters of Thin Films E. PELLETIER Introduction An Example of Comparison between the Different Techniques of Index Determination Principle Methods of Index Determination Sensitivity and Accuracy of the Determination Methods Overlapping and Tests of Validity of the Model Results and Conclusion References

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Chapter 2 I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII.

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Chapter 3

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I. II. III. IV. V. VI.



Chapter 4 I. II. III. IV. V. VI.

The Attenuated Total Reflection Method G. J. SPROKEL AND J. D. SWALEN Introduction Surface-Plasmon Oscillations Optical Analysis of ATR Structures Guided Modes Applications of ATR Conclusion References

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Chapter 5
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Chapter 6

Optical Properties of Superlattices P. APELLANDO. HUNDERI

Introduction The Classical Optical Response of a Multilayer System Semiconductor Superlattices Amorphous Superlattices Collective Excitations Lattice Disorder The Effect of Nonlocal Dielectric Functions Concluding Remarks References Caiculation of the Refractive Index of Compound Semiconductors below the Band Gap B. JENSEN
Introduction The Quantum-Density-Matrix Formulation of the Complex Dielectric Constant Comparison with Experimental Results Summary References

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Chapter 7

Caiculation of Optical Constants, n and k, in the Interband Region A. R. FOROUHI A N D I. BLOOMER

Introduction The Extinction Coefficient, k(E), and the Refractive Index,

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I. II. III. IV. V.

Discussion Examples Summary References

Chapter 8

Temperature Dependence of the Complex Index of Refraction MICHAEL E. THOMAS Introduction Temperature Dependence of n and k

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I. II.



Conclusions References Measurement of n and * in the XUV by the Angle-of-Incidence Total-External-Reflectance Method

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Chapter 9


I. II. III. IV. V. Introduction General Considerations Aluminum Reflectance versus Angle in UHV Determination of n and k Comparison with Other Results References 203 204 206 207 210 212 213

Chapter 10 Spectroscopic Ellipsometry in the 6-35 eV Region

I. iL Introduction The Bessy VUV Eilipsometer Theory Results and Comparison with Reflectance Spectra Summary Acknowledgment References


IV. V.

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Chapter 11 Methods Based on Multiple-Slit Fourier Transform

Interferometry for Oetermining Thin-Film Optical Constants in the VUV/Soft X-Ray Range ROMAN TATCHYN I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Introduction to MSFTI Fundamental Dimensional Constraints and Inequalities Relationship of MSFTI to Alternative Metrological Techniques General Experimental Equations and Sensitivity Analysis A Characterization of the Optical Constants of Au Using MSFTI in the 280-640 e V Range Problems and Prospects in Sample Preparation Prospects for MSFTI in Other Spectral Regimes Summary Acknowledgments References Determination of Optical Constants from Angular-Dependent, Photoelectric-Yield Measurements H.-G. BIRKEN, C. BLESSING, A N D C. KUNZ I. II. III. Introduction Theoretical Background Experimental Details 279 280 285 247 253 254 258 265 270 272 273 274 274 247

Chapter 12




IV. V. Chapter 13

Examples Conclusions and Future Prospects References Determination of Optical Constants by High-Energy, Electron-Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) J. PFLGER AND J. FINK Introduction Description of an EELS Experiment Scattering Cross-Section Exact Determination of the Loss Function Kramers-Kronig Analysis Brief Summary of the Evaluation Procedure Comparison with Reflectivity Measurements Optical Properties of TiC, VC, TiN, and VN References Optical Parameters for the Materials in HOC I and HOCH EDWARD D. PALIK Introduction The Parameters References

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I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Chapter 14

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I. II.

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Part II Subpart 1

CRITIQUES Metals An Introduction to the Data for Several Metals DAVID W. LYNCH A N D W. R. HUNTER 341
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Introduction References Alkali Metals References Lithium (Li) References Sodium (Na) References Potassium (K) References Chromium (Cr) References Iron (Fe) References Niobium (Nb) References Tantalum (Ta) References



Beryllium (Be) E. T . A R A K A W A , T . A . C A L L C O T T , A N D YUN-CHING CHANG References Cobalt (Co) L. W A R D References Graphite (C) A. B O R G H E S I A N D G. G U I Z Z E T T I References Liquid Mercury (Hg) E. T. A R A K A W A A N D T. I N A G A K I References Palladium (Pd) A . B O R G H E S I A N D A . PIAGGI References Vanadium (V) G. G U I Z Z E T T I A N D A . PIAGGI References 480 472 477 465 469 453 461 440 449 421 425 435

Subpart 2

Semiconductors Aluminum Arsenide (AlAs) E D W A R D D. PALIK, O . J . G L E M B O C K I , A N D KENICHI T A K A R A B E Acknowledgments References Aluminum Antimonide (AlSb) D A V I D F. E D W A R D S A N D R I C H A R D H. W H I T E References Aluminum Gallium Arsenide (ASa, ^As) O. J . G L E M B O C K I A N D K. T A K A R A B E Acknowledgments References 515 515 505 513 492 492 501 489


Cadmium Selenide (CdSe) H. PILLER References Cadmium Sulphide (CdS) L. WARD References Gallium Antimonide (GaSb) DAVID F. EDWARDS A N D RICHARD H. WHITE References Silicon-Germanium Alloys (SUGe,-*) J. HUMLICEK, F. LUKES, AND E. SCHMIDT References Lead Tin Telluride (PbSnTe) H. PILLER References Mercury Cadmium Telluride (Hg,_,CdJe) P. M. AMIRTHARAJ Acknowledgments References Selenium (Se) EDWARD D. PALIK Acknowledgments References Cubic Silicon Carbide (-SiC) SAMUEL A. ALTEROVITZ AND JOHN A. WOOLLAM References Tellurium (Te) EDWARD D. PALIK Acknowledgments References Tin Telluride (SnTe) H. PILLER References

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Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) Zinc Telluride (ZnTe) L. WARD References Subpart 3 Insulators Aluminum Oxide (Al203) FRANQOIS GERVAIS References Aluminum Oxynitride (ALON) Spinel WILLIAM J. TROPF AND MICHAEL E. THOMAS References Notes Added in Proof Barium Titanate (BaTi03) CHUEN W O N G , YE Y U N G TENG, J . ASHOK, A N D P. L. H. VARAPRASAD Acknowledgments References Beryllium Oxide (BeO) DAVID F. EDWARDS A N D RICHARD H. WHITE References Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) D. F. BEZUIDENHOUT References Amorphous Hydrogenated "Diamondlike" Carbon Films and Arc-Evaporated Carbon Films SAMUEL A. ALTEROVITZ, N. SAVVIDES, F. W. SMITH, AND JOHN A. WOOLLAM References Cesium lodide (Csl) JOHN E. ELDRIDGE References Copper Oxides (CiijO, CuO) CARL G. RIBBING AND ARNE ROOS References



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Magnesium Aluminium Spinel (MgAljOJ WILLIAM J . TROPF A N D MICHAEL E. THOMAS References Magnesium Fluoride (MgF2) T H O M A S M. COTTER, MICHAEL E. T H O M A S , A N D W I L L I A M J . TROPF References Magnesium Oxide (MgO) DAVID M . ROESSLER A N D DONALD R. HUFFMAN Acknowledgments References Polyethylene [CJUX J . ASHOK, P. L H. VARAPRASAD, A N D J . R. BIRCH References Potassium Bromide (KBr) EDWARD D. PALIK References Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate (KH2P0 KDP) and
Three of Its Isomorphs


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DAVID F. EDWARDS A N D RICHARD H. WHITE References Sodium Fluoride (NaF) I. OHDAL A N D K. NAVRTIL References Strontium Titanate (SrTi03) FRANCOIS GERVAIS References Thorium Fluoride (ThF,) I. OHLiDAL A N D K. NAVRTIL References 1054 1037 1049 1024 1035 1008 1021

Contents Water (H20) MARTIN R. QUERRY, DAVID M. WIELICZKA, A N D DAVID J . SEGELSTEIN References Yttrium Oxide (Y203) WILLIAM J . TROPF A N D MICHAEL E. THOMAS References Notes Added in Proof

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