96-GHz Complementary Split Ring Resonator for Thin Photoresist Film Thickness Characterization

Nonchanutt Chudpooti, Sukanya Chudpooti, Prayoot Akkaraekthalin, Ian D. Robertson, Nutapong Somjit
2019 2019 Research, Invention, and Innovation Congress (RI2C)  
Non-destructive thickness measurement offers a valuable feature for thin polymer-based applications in both industrial and medical utilization. Herein, we developed a novel, non-destructive, millimetre-wave WR-10 waveguide sensor for measuring a dielectric film layer on a transparent substrate. Complementary split-ring resonator (CSRR) was integrated on top of a customized WR10 waveguide and operated at 96 GHz. The thickness of the SU-8 layers, ranging from 3-13 m, coated on a glass substrate
more » ... s then examined using the resonant frequency shift. The thickness values obtained from this novel sensor strongly resemble the values obtained from standard surface profiler measurement method, with less than 5 % difference. Thus, our novel design offers a comparable accuracy with a better cost effectiveness when compare with an existing commercial instrument. Keywords-Non-destructive measurement, millimeter-wave sensor, SU-8 photoresist, tailor-made W-band waveguide, thickness characterization. I.
doi:10.1109/ri2c48728.2019.8999896 fatcat:e57wwignkfghti26jhpm2zl254