The distribution profile of Al implanted in crystalline Ge has been investigated by micro-Raman spectroscopy. Using different excitation laser lines, corresponding to different optical penetration depths, the Al concentration at different depths beneath the sample surface has been studied. We have found a strong correlation between the intensity of the Al–Ge Raman peak at ~370 cm1, which is due to the local vibrational mode of substitutional Al atoms, and the carrier concentration profile, obtained by the spreading resistance profiling analysis. A similar connection has been also observed for both shape and position of the Ge–Ge Raman peak at ~300 cm1. According to these experimental findings, we propose here a fast and nondestructive method, based on micro-Raman spectroscopy under different excitation wavelengths, to estimate the carrier concentration profiles in Al-implanted Ge.

Study of carrier concentration profiles in Al-implanted Ge by micro-Raman spectroscopy under different excitation wavelengths

GIAROLA, Marco;MARIOTTO, Gino
2013

Abstract

The distribution profile of Al implanted in crystalline Ge has been investigated by micro-Raman spectroscopy. Using different excitation laser lines, corresponding to different optical penetration depths, the Al concentration at different depths beneath the sample surface has been studied. We have found a strong correlation between the intensity of the Al–Ge Raman peak at ~370 cm1, which is due to the local vibrational mode of substitutional Al atoms, and the carrier concentration profile, obtained by the spreading resistance profiling analysis. A similar connection has been also observed for both shape and position of the Ge–Ge Raman peak at ~300 cm1. According to these experimental findings, we propose here a fast and nondestructive method, based on micro-Raman spectroscopy under different excitation wavelengths, to estimate the carrier concentration profiles in Al-implanted Ge.
Germanium crystal; Ion-implantation; Spreading resistance profiling; Carriers concentration profiles; Depth-resolved micro-Raman spectroscopy
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