In this paper, we report room-temperature bonding of LiNbO3 (LN) and SiO2/Si for the realization of a LN on insulator (LNOI)/Si hybrid wafer. We investigate the applicability of a modified surface activated bonding (SAB) method for the direct bonding of LN and a thermally grown SiO2 layer. The modified SAB method using ion beam bombardment demonstrates the room-temperature wafer bonding of LN and SiO2. The bonded wafer was successfully cut into 0.5 × 0.5mm2 dies without interfacial debonding owing to the applied stress during dicing. In addition, the surface energy of the bonded wafer was estimated to be approximately 1.8 J/m2 using the crack opening method. These results indicate that a strong bond strength can be achieved, which may be sufficient for device applications.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)