A scattering model for surface-textured thin films

K Jaeger, M Zeman

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We present a mathematical model that relates the surface morphology of randomly surface-textured thin films with the intensity distribution of scattered light. The model is based on the first order Born approximation [see e. g., M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1999)] and on Fraunhofer scattering. Scattering data of four transparent conductive oxide films with different surface textures were used to validate the model and good agreement between the experimental and calculated intensity distribution was obtained. (C) 2009 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3254239]
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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