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Effective medium theories for composite optical materials in spectral ranges of weak absorption: the case of Nb2O5-SiO2 mixtures

Sancho-Parramon, Jordi; Janicki, Vesna (2008) Effective medium theories for composite optical materials in spectral ranges of weak absorption: the case of Nb2O5-SiO2 mixtures. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 (21). pp. 215304-1. ISSN 0022-3727

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Abstract

The validity of effective medium theories (EMTs) for mixtures of dielectric materials in weak absorption regions is studied. Based on the Bergman spectral representation, it is possible to show that for any EMT the absorption properties of a mixture consist basically of scaling of the absorption properties of the material with highest absorption. The real part of the dielectric function remains unaffected by the absorption properties. Thin films consisting of Nb2O5– SiO2 mixtures are characterized using optical measurements and the results are compared with the calculations of EMTs. The large discrepancies between the absorption properties observed experimentally and those calculated using EMTs are justified by the failure of these theories to predict a compositional dependence of relevant structural parameters, such as the band-gap energy or the width of localized states. This failure, however, affects the calculation of the refractive index in the weak absorption regions to a less significant degree.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: effective medium theories, absorption, material mixtures, thin films, optical characterization
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Divisions: Division of Laser and Atomic Research and Development
Projects:
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Analiza višespektralih podataka[217905] Ivica Kopriva098-0982903-2558MZOS
Optička svojstva nanostrukturnih slojeva[119546] Hrvoje Zorc098-0000000-3191MZOS
Depositing User: Vesna Janicki
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 22:48
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 22:48
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/1587
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/41/21/215304

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