The Abelès method is a classical method for determining the refractive index of dielectric thin films. In this paper we examine the main features of the method in a formal manner, using closed-form equations, and we show that the method is ambiguous in certain yet unreported situations.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2005
Petre C. Logofatu, Dan Apostol, Victor Damian, Iuliana M. Iordache, Mihaela M. Bojan, and Raluca Müller, "Abelès method revisited," Appl. Opt. 45, 1120-1123 (2006)