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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2012
  • pp: 385–389

Optimizing the identification of mono- and bilayer graphene on multilayer substrates

Christopher Kontis, Marcel R. Mueller, Christian Kuechenmeister, Klaus T. Kallis, and Joachim Knoch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 385-389 (2012)

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This work presents an investigation and optimization of the identification of graphene mono- and bilayers on various multilayer substrates. Instead of the mere contrast between substrate and substrate/mono/bilayer systems, weighted color differences are used to obtain optimum visibility. Our approach employs a genetic algorithm that allows finding the most appropriate composition of multilayer systems in terms of materials in use and their respective thicknesses. A major benefit of our approach is the possibility to qualify appropriate layer systems with respect to their manufacturability.

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(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

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Original Manuscript: July 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2011
Published: January 20, 2012

Christopher Kontis, Marcel R. Mueller, Christian Kuechenmeister, Klaus T. Kallis, and Joachim Knoch, "Optimizing the identification of mono- and bilayer graphene on multilayer substrates," Appl. Opt. 51, 385-389 (2012)

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