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Optical non-contact micrometer thickness measurement system for silica thick films
Author(s): K. Thambiratnam; H. Ahmad; M. Yasin; A. Z. Zulkifli; S. W. Harun
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a novel optical approach is proposed and demonstrated for the non-contact measurement for the thickness of silica thick films. This approach is based on the principal of an optical based displacement sensor. The calibration curve for the measurement of the thickness of an unknown sample is obtained using four sample with known thicknesses of 6.90, 10.23, 19.69 and 25.47 μm respectively. As compared to a prism coupler, which is assumed to provide the most precise measurement of thick film thicknesses, the proposed system has an error of approximately 8%. The proposed method is able to provide a simple, low cost and time saving approach in measuring thick films thicknesses during fabrication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8495, Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction from Surfaces III, 84950Y (18 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929313
Show Author Affiliations
K. Thambiratnam, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)
H. Ahmad, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)
M. Yasin, Univ. Airlangga (Indonesia)
A. Z. Zulkifli, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)
S. W. Harun, Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8495:
Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction from Surfaces III
Leonard M. Hanssen, Editor(s)

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