Bulg. J. Phys. vol.40 no.3 (2013), pp. 193-197

Optical Properties of Nano-Structured Material in Ion-Implanted Polymer

H.Y. Stoyanov1, I.L. Stefanov1, S.C. Russev1, G.G. Tsutsumanova1, G.B. Hadjichristov2
1Faculty of Physics, University of Sofia, 5 James Bourchier Blvd., BG-1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
2Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tzarigradsko Chaussee Blvd., BG-1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract. Being of importance for applications of ion-implanted PMMA in integrated optics, optoelectronics and optical communication, we have studied the optical properties (controlled through the complex refractive index) of nano-structured material in silicon ion (Si+) implanted polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). PMMA was implanted with Si+ ions accelerated to a relatively low energy of 50 keV at a high fluence of 3.2×1015 Si+/cm2. The carbon nano-clustered material in the ion-modified surface layer of Si+-implanted PMMA of a thickness of about 100 nm was optically characterized by reflectance measurements, as well as by reflection ellipsometry at a wavelength of 632.8 nm (He-Ne laser).

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