Feneberg, M., J. Nixdorf, M. D. Neumann, N. Esser, L. Artús, R. Cuscó, T. Yamaguchi, and R. Goldhahn (2018), Ordinary dielectric function of corundumlike α-Ga2O3 from 40 meV to 20 eV, Physical Review Materials, 2(4), 044601.
The linear optical response of metastable α-Ga2O3 is investigated by spectroscopic ellipsometry. We determine the ordinary dielectric function from lattice vibrations up to the vacuum ultraviolet spectral range at room temperature for a sample with a (0001) surface. Three out of four Eu infrared-active phonon modes are unambiguously determined, and their frequencies are in good agreement with density functional theory calculations. The dispersion of the refractive index in the visible and ultraviolet part of the spectrum is determined. High-energy interband transitions are characterized up to 20eV. By comparison with the optical response of α−Al2O3 and with theoretical results, a tentative assignment of interband transitions is proposed.