Optical properties of refractory metal based thin films

Hadfield, R. , Thayne, I., Morozov, D. , Heath, R., Banerjee, A., Nasti, U. and Hemakumara, D. (2019) Optical properties of refractory metal based thin films. [Data Collection]

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There is a growing interest in refractory metal thin films for a range of emerging nanophotonic applications including high temperature plasmonic structures and infrared superconducting single photon detectors. We present a detailed comparison of optical properties for key representative materials in this class (NbN, NbTiN, TiN and MoSi) with texture varying from crystalline to amorphous. NbN, NbTiN and MoSi have been grown in an ultra-high vacuum sputter deposition system. Two different techniques (sputtering and atomic layer deposition) have been employed to deposit TiN. We have carried out variable angle ellipsometric measurements of optical properties from ultraviolet to mid infrared wavelengths. We compare with high resolution transmission electron microscopy analysis of microstructure. Sputter deposited TiN and MoSi have shown the highest optical absorption in the infrared wavelengths relative to NbN, NbTiN or ALD deposited TiN. We have also modelled the performance of a semi-infinite metal air interface as a plasmonic structure with the above mentioned refractory metal based thin films as the plasmonic components. This study has implications in the design of next generation superconducting nanowire single photon detector or plasmonic nanostructure based devices.

College / School: College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 10:29
Funder's Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Research Council (ERC)
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/637

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Hadfield, R. , Thayne, I., Morozov, D. , Heath, R., Banerjee, A., Nasti, U. and Hemakumara, D. (2019); Optical properties of refractory metal based thin films

University of Glasgow

DOI: 10.5525/gla.researchdata.637

Retrieved: 2020-09-28

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