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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1981
  • pp: 563–565

Optical reflectance technique for observations of submonolayer adsorbed films

V. Daneu, R. M. Osgood, Jr., and D. J. Ehrlich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 563-565 (1981)

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An optical technique is described for detecting and measuring thicknesses of adsorbed films with subangstrom sensitivity. The technique relies on optical interference from an antireflecting thin-film structure that is predeposited on a transparent cell window: the reflectivity of the window depends linearly on the thickness of the molecular layer adsorbed from the gas in the cell.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 11, 1981
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 1981
Published: November 1, 1981

V. Daneu, R. M. Osgood, and D. J. Ehrlich, "Optical reflectance technique for observations of submonolayer adsorbed films," Opt. Lett. 6, 563-565 (1981)

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