OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1962
  • pp: 427–431

Optical Measurement of Oxide Thickness on Titanium

ROBERT C. MENARD  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. 427-431 (1962)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.52.000427


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (614 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Reflectance of thermally oxidized, mechanically polished titanium surfaces was measured with a spectrometer at 5889–5895 A. The principal aim of the experiments was to furnish an optical means of measuring the thickness of thermal oxide layers on titanium. These measurements also provided a method for determining the optical constants of the metal and the thermal oxide. The system was found to be an absorbing base with an absorbing film. The optical constant of titanium was found to be n⌃3 = 2.41–3.24i and the optical constant of the thermal oxide film was n⌃2 = 2.40–0.17i. From these constants, the oxide growth curve at 482°C was determined. The curve is of the same type found by other workers, and indicates that the growth rate can be expressed as a combination of a simple parabolic law and a linear law.

Citation
ROBERT C. MENARD, "Optical Measurement of Oxide Thickness on Titanium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 427-431 (1962)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-52-4-427

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

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited