Determination of the Optical Constants of Thin-Film Coating Material Using Evolutionary Algorithm


Anew mathematical procedure depends on the evolutionary algorithm has been proposed to estimate the optical constants (refractive index, extinction coefficient and thickness) of unknown deposited material on a defined substrate. The transmittance and reflectance experimental data are taken for two materials (Sc2O2 and Rh) with two different thicknesses for the wavelengths range (400-850 nm). The resulting optical constants and the theoretical transmittance and reflectance spectra are very close to the experimental data.