Photoabsorption of BCl3 Gas under pulsed ArF excimer laser irradiation

A. Slaoui, F. Foulon, C. Fuchs, E. Fogarassy, P. Siffert

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    The gas immersion laser doping (GILD) technique requires the measurement of the fraction of incident light absorbed in the gas phase during the irradiation with a pulsed laser. Here we report the absorption of boron trichloride (BCl3) gas at the wavelength of a pulsed ArF excimer laser (λ=193 nm). We have determined the one-photon (σ1) and two-photon (σ) absorption cross sections of this dopant gas for 193 nm. The values of σ1 and σ are 3.6×10-20 cm2 and 9×10-45 cm4·s, respectively. However, the distinction between simultaneous and sequential absorption has not been possible. Based on these results, we have established a relationship which allows the calculation of the fraction of incident light absorbed as a function of incident intensity and gas pressure.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)317-320
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied Physics A Solids and Surfaces
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1990


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    • 61.70T
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