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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Apr. 5, 2004
  • pp: 1464–1469

Electronic color charts for dielectric films on silicon

Justin Henrie, Spencer Kellis, Stephen M. Schultz, and Aaron Hawkins  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1464-1469 (2004)

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This paper presents the calculation of the perceived color of dielectric films on silicon. A procedure is shown for computing the perceived color for an arbitrary light source, light incident angle, and film thickness. The calculated color is converted into RGB parameters that can be displayed on a color monitor, resulting in the generation of electronic color charts for dielectric films. This paper shows generated electronic color charts for both silicon dioxide and silicon nitride films on silicon.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(330.1710) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, measurement

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Original Manuscript: March 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2004
Published: April 5, 2004

Justin Henrie, Spencer Kellis, Stephen Schultz, and Aaron Hawkins, "Electronic color charts for dielectric films on silicon," Opt. Express 12, 1464-1469 (2004)

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