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Numerical and experimental analysis on green laser crystallization of amorphous silicon thin films

Yuan, Zhijun; Lou, Qihong; Zhou, Jun; Dong, Jingxing; Wei, Yunrong; Wang, Zhijiang; Zhao, Hongming; Wu, Guohua

The laser fluence effect on crystallization of amorphous silicon irradiated by a frequency-doubled Nd: YAG laser has been studied both theoretically and experimentally. An effective numerical model is set up to predict the melting threshold and the optimized laser fluence for crystallization of 200nm amorphous silicon. Temperature distribution with time and melt depth are analyzed. Besides the model, Raman spectra of thin films treated with different fluences are measured to confirm the phase transition and to determine the optimized fluence. The calculating results accord well with those obtained from the experimental data in this research.

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