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Kotova, L.V., Altynbaev, L.A., Zhukova, M.O. et al. Anisotropic Optical Properties of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Films. Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys. 86, 813–816 (2022).

Anisotropic optical properties of hexagonal boron nitride films

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Author: Kotova, L. V.1; Altynbaev, L. A.2; Zhukova, M. O.1;
Organizations: 1Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 194021, St. Petersburg, Russia
2Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics, 197101, St. Petersburg, Russia
3Department of Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QF, UK
4University of Oulu, 90014, Oulu, OPEM, ITEE, Finland
5St. Petersburg National Research Academic University, Russian Academy of Sciences, 194021, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Language: English
Published: Allerton Press, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-07-20


A study is performed of the transmission, reflection, and photoluminescence spectra of films of hexagonal boron nitride with the thickness of several mono-atomic layers prepared by splitting bulk samples in an ultrasonic bath. The homogeneity of the obtained samples is established via scanning electron microscopy. Spectral dependences of the linear and circular polarizations of light transmitted through a sample are measured. Studying the Stokes parameters of light transmitted through a sample allows latent anisotropy in the optical properties of boron nitride films to be identified. Statistical analysis of optical microscope images reveals a macroscopic particle density distribution with ordering that corresponds to the optical axis observed in polarization.

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Series: Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Physics
ISSN: 1062-8738
ISSN-E: 1934-9432
ISSN-L: 1062-8738
Volume: 86
Issue: 7
Pages: 813 - 816
DOI: 10.3103/s1062873822070176
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 114 Physical sciences
Funding: This work was supported by the RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education, project no. FSRM-2020-0002.
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