OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF EXPITAXIAL PBS FILMS IN THE ENERGY RANGE 2-6 EV
HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA GORDON MCKAY LAB
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The reflectivity of epitaxial PbS films was compared with the reflectivity of bulk PbS in the energy range 2.1 to 6.2 eV and found to agree in both magnitude and structure within a few percent at energies where interference effects can be neglected. The transmission of several films with thicknesses varying from 335 A to 550 A has been measured and the structure and shape of the spectra shown to be the same for the films with different thicknesses. The reflectivity of bulk PbS between 2.1 and 6.2 eV has been combined with measurements made by other workers outside of this range to compute optical constants from the Kramers Kronig relation. The optical constants obtained in this manner appear to agree quite well with those obtained from the reflectivity and transmission of the films, considering the experimental difficulties experienced in measuring film thickness and the absolute magnitude of the reflectivity.
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