The light scattering of dielectric films

A. Lutter, K. Ferencz

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The Rayleigh scattering of dielectric films was measured at 441.6 nm wavelength. The total scattering losses of TiO2, SiO2, ZnS and MgF2 films show a close correlation with the evaporation parameters. The light scattering of the TiO2SiO2 and ZnSMgF2 film systems can be explained by scattering at the interfaces. By comparing curves of the light scattering as a function of scattering angle with the results of a numerical computing method the statistical parameters of the interfaces were obtained and were found to be in good agreement with electron microscope results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-189
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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