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Title: Optical properties of a nanostructured glass-based film using spectroscopic ellipsometry

Nanostructured glass films, which are fabricated using spinodally phase-separated low-alkali glasses, have several interesting and useful characteristics, including being robust, non-wetting and antireflective. Spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements have been performed on one such film and its optical properties were analyzed using a 5-layer structural model of the near-surface region. Since the glass and the film are transparent over the spectral region of the measurement, the Sellmeier model is used to parameterize the dispersion in the refractive index. To simulate the variation of the optical properties of the film over the spot size of the ellipsometer (~ 3 × 5 mm), the Sellmeier amplitude is convoluted using a Gaussian distribution. The transition layers between the ambient and the film and between the film and the substrate are modeled as graded layers, where the refractive index varies as a function of depth. These layers are modeled using a two-component Bruggeman effective medium approximation where the two components are the layer above and the layer below. Lastly, the fraction is continuous through the transition layer and is modelled using the incomplete beta function.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
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Journal Name:
Thin Solid Films
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 617; Journal Issue: PA; Journal ID: ISSN 0040-6090
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Spectroscopic ellipsometry; Nanostructured glass films; Bruggeman effective medium approximation; Incomplete beta function
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OSTI ID: 1331840