The previous model for the low-energy anharmonic excitation of the interstitial oxygen in silicon [D. R. Bosomworth, W. Hayes, A. R. L. Spray, and G. D. Watkins, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 317, 133 (1970)] is expanded so that the coupling to the local phonon is included. The result of the calculation explains the previously observed absorption peaks of O16 and O18 in the 30-, 1100-, and 1200-cm-1 bands, confirming the energy-level scheme and transition assignment of Bosomworth et al. The coupling significantly reduces the level separations of the low-energy anharmonic excitation, and plays an important role in explaining the O18 isotope peak shifts. A physical interpretation is given to the calculated negative coupling constant. The origin of the 517- and 1700-cm-1 bands is also discussed.
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- Condensed Matter Physics