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Optical characteristic of ion beam sputter deposited aluminum thin films
Author(s): Weihua Jin; Chunshui Jin; Hongli Zhu; Lei Liu; Huaijiang Yang
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Paper Abstract

Aluminum is a typical active metal very easy to oxidize. An oxide surface layer of about 2~6nm quickly formed in air which adds difficulty to the optical constants determination. An ex-situ method is used to determine the optical constants of aluminum thin films. First, alumina (Al2O3) thin film is deposited by ion beam sputter deposition. The optical constants and thickness are determined by spectral ellipsoemtry (SE). The thickness is verified by grazing x-ray reflection (GXRR) fitting method; Second, Al thin film with an Al2O3 cap layer on top is deposited. This cap layer is of the same deposition condition with the first step. By fitting the GXRR spectra, the structure information (the thickness of the aluminum and the cap layer, surface roughness and the diffusion between Al-Al2O3) is obtained; Third, based on the acquired structure information, the ellipsometric spectra are fitted. The optical constants of the aluminum layer are extracted with the aid of the Drude model. Finally, an induced transmission filter (ITF) is designed and deposited.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6624, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2007: Optoelectronic System Design, Manufacturing, and Testing, 66241B (12 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.791125
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Weihua Jin, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Chunshui Jin, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Hongli Zhu, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Lei Liu, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Huaijiang Yang, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6624:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2007: Optoelectronic System Design, Manufacturing, and Testing

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