We present a numerical method for spectroscopic ellipsometry of thick transparent films. When an analytical expression for the dispersion of the refractive index (which contains several unknown coefficients) is assumed, the procedure is based on fitting the coefficients at a fixed thickness. Then the thickness is varied within a range (according to its approximate value). The final result given by our method is as follows: The sample thickness is considered to be the one that gives the best fitting. The refractive index is defined by the coefficients obtained for this thickness.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
Salvador Bosch, Julio Pérez, and Adolf Canillas, "Numerical Algorithm for Spectroscopic Ellipsometry of Thick Transparent Films," Appl. Opt. 37, 1177-1179 (1998)