Range from Focus
ZebraOptical Optoprofiler
Sunrise Optical LLC (http://zebraoptical.com) has developed an optical is immune
to mechanical vibrations and stray light.
tool for precise topography measurement of rough
or feature rich samples.

precision piezo stage. The defocused images are
then analyzed using a proprietary algorithm to
recover the topography and roughness of the

The unit is sold as an attachment to the standard
ZebraOptical Microscope system.

Technology is similar to that presented in the Small
Splatter metrology tool in our standard brochure.

This system is limited to samples which
have feature rich surfaces, for which the
system can measure and analyze defocused
System is not suitable for the
measurement of smooth surfaces.

Field of view: ~100 um x 80 um
Depth of field: 0.18 um
Z resolution 0.1 um
Piezo Resolution: 0.03 um

The system is comprised of the Standard
ZebraOptical Microscopy system, the range
from defocus attachment, a control box
(similar to that pictured above), and a PC
including the image processing software.

Recovered sample topography using small
sample metrology system. The accuracy and
reproducibility depends on type of objective

Principle of Operation:
A precision stage varies the z-position of the sample
to produce both focused and blurred images.
coordinate from defocus tool can be used to
calculate various surface parameters, including:
Roughness Parameters
Ra (arithmetic average)
RMS (root mean squared)
Rv (maximum valley depth)
Rp (maximum peak height)
Rt (maximum profile height)
Rsk (skew)
Rku (kurtosis)

Contact info@zebraoptical.com to learn more about this option.

Wafer sizes 100, 150, or 200 mm

Radii of curvature measurements (10 m - 1500 m*)

Repeatability 1.0%  (1 sigma) of average value of
radius of curvature*)

Results Report Film Radius, Wafer Bow Height,
Warp, Substrate Thickness, Film Thickness, Date
and Time
*) Repeatability specified for 750 um blanket wafer. For
other wafers it may vary.
Small Splatter Metrology
(see images)
150 mm standard, other
sizes available as special
Z resolution
10-200 nm
(may vary depending on
objective and field of view
XY resolution
500 nm
(may vary depending on
objective and field of view
Wafer Stage
Motorized XY stage with
stepper motors and
encoders, Piezo driven Z
5 MP CCD Monochrome
camera standard
Narrow Band Illumination
5 slot automated color
wheel with bandpass
interference filters
available as special feature
Important note: All product specifications are subject to change without notice. For up to date
product specifications please contact headquarters directly.
Bottom: Sample images brought
into and out of focus
System was used to analyze the
topography of the reverse side of a