Studies, Research and Investigations of the Optical Properties of Thin Films of Metals, Semi-Conductors and Dielectrics.
Semi-Annual rept. nos. 3 and 4, 15 Aug 67-15 Aug 68,
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF PHYSICS
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The study is concerned with the measurement of the optical constants of evaporated gold films. The optical constants the refractive index and the extinction coefficient are determined in the region from 0.40 micrometer to 0.74 micrometer using an ellipsometric method developed for this work. The theory of elliptically polarized light is discussed and the pertinent equations of ellipsometry are derived. Several techniques are described for measuring the optical constants of a given sample. Results were obtained for one year-old film and four freshly prepared films. Previous results are also given for comparison. Author
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