We describe the fabrication by room-temperature pulsed laser deposition of a transparent conductor comprising alternating layers of silver and aluminum oxide, forming a metallo-dielectric filter. Transmittances of 0.7 over specific wavelength bands were achieved with resistivities as low as 6.0 × 10-6 Ω cm, almost two orders of magnitude lower than that of the best single-substrate thin films, such as indium tin oxide. The resistivity can be predicted without adjustable parameters and designed using a simple parallel-circuit model; the optical properties are well described by standard matrix transmission calculations. This demonstrates that pulsed laser deposition may be used to fabricate prototypes of high-quality transparent conductors with predictable properties for conducting windows where low-temperature deposition is critical, as in organic light-emitting diodes and for non-linear optical films.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)