Optical Characterization of Porous Silicon Multilayers

  • Ugur Cem Hasar
  • Ibrahim Yucel Ozbek
  • Tehvit Karacali
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Uncontrolled fabrication errors for multilayer porous silicon structures could in some circumstances significantly and unexpectedly change their optical properties (reflectivity, refractive index, etc.). Therefore, optical characterization of these structures gains prominent importance before using these structures for various applications such as optoelectronics and sensing. It is the aim of this short review to discuss the importance of optical characterization of multilayer porous silicon structures, by way of some numerical modeling and experimental results. We will thereby illustrate some important aspects about how the optical performance of these structures can be increased by following some simple precautions in their fabrication. It is also our objective in this review to bring some of the recent studies and trends in the subject of optical characterization to the attention of readers.


Measurement Multilayered porous silicon Numerical analysis Optical characterization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugur Cem Hasar
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Yucel Ozbek
    • 2
  • Tehvit Karacali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Gaziantep UniversityGaziantepTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringAtatürk UniversityErzurumTurkey

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