Analysis of layer stacks by simulation

In the case of layered systems a very powerful technique to interpret optical spectra is given by a simulation of the experiment and adjustment of the model parameters to fit the measured data. Fortunately, rather simple models of optical constants often lead to a realistic simulation of optical spectra. This enables quick parameter fits from which the wanted information can be obtained.

The interpretation of optical spectra is the central task of our SCOUT software. Some typical examples of successful cases are given in the following.

'Halfspace examples', i.e. there is just one reflection of the probing radiation at an interface:

Optical thin film analysis: