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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2013
  • pp: 6074–6080

Selective reflection technique as a probe to monitor the growth of metallic thin film on dielectric surfaces

Weliton Soares Martins, Marcos Oriá, Martine Chevrollier, and Thierry Passerat de Silans  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 24, pp. 6074-6080 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.006074


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Abstract

Controlling thin film formation is technologically challenging. The knowledge of physical properties of the film and of the atoms in the surface vicinity can help improve control over the film growth. We investigate the use of the well-established selective reflection technique to probe the thin film during its growth, simultaneously monitoring the film thickness, the atom–surface van der Waals interaction, and the vapor properties in the surface vicinity.

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OCIS Codes
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: May 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2013
Published: August 20, 2013

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Weliton Soares Martins, Marcos Oriá, Martine Chevrollier, and Thierry Passerat de Silans, "Selective reflection technique as a probe to monitor the growth of metallic thin film on dielectric surfaces," Appl. Opt. 52, 6074-6080 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-24-6074


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