OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 7049–7053

Spatial effect on the interference of light propagated in a film structure

Ming-Yu Sheng, Yun-Hua Wu, Shou-Zhi Feng, Yue-Rui Chen, Yu-Xiang Zheng, and Liang-Yao Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 28, pp. 7049-7053 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.007049


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (651 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The interference of light has been analyzed for a film structure by considering that a spatial separation exists for the two neighboring light beams to be interfered in the space. There is a significant difference between the situations of the interference with or without consideration of the spatial effect, especially around the region where the phase delay δ = π and 2π by taking the example of the one-layered SiO 2 / Si structure. It is reasonable to extract the optical parameters by neglecting the spatial effect only for the thinner film with a thickness much smaller than a wavelength, which satisfies the condition that δ < π ; otherwise, the film equation used for the periodic or nonperiodic structures will be modified by including the spatial effect in the data analysis and applications.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Citation
Ming-Yu Sheng, Yun-Hua Wu, Shou-Zhi Feng, Yue-Rui Chen, Yu-Xiang Zheng, and Liang-Yao Chen, "Spatial effect on the interference of light propagated in a film structure," Appl. Opt. 46, 7049-7053 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-28-7049

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited