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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2704–2706

Z-probing of optical multilayers: theory

Claude Amra and Carole Deumie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 18, pp. 2704-2706 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002704


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Abstract

A single optical technique is presented that allows direct and selective probing or imaging in the thickness of multilayers. It is based on tunable interferences of polarized light. Adequate vertical resolution is provided with this method.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(120.6660) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, roughness
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2006
Published: August 25, 2006

Citation
Claude Amra and Carole Deumie, "Z-probing of optical multilayers: theory," Opt. Lett. 31, 2704-2706 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-18-2704

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