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Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract 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.
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