use of IgorPro makes a wealth of image processing
and data analysis features available online, including
all ellipsometric simulation software included
with the Picometer Ellipsometer and image processing
functions such as FFT, digital filters, particle
counting and analysis, and 3-dimensional surface
of these functions can be applied to 1- and 2-dimensional
data likewise. A time-resolved series of images
can be treated as a single 3-dimensional data
set; IgorPros Graphical Slicer then allows
the user to cut arbitrary 2-dimensional slices
through the data.
Imaging Ellipsometers graphical user interface
makes it easy for the operator to access IgorPros
analysis capabilities. IgorPro is also fully programmable,
which allows the user both to implement data analysis
routines, and to automate the operation of the
software also enables the user to take full control
over the setting of the retarder and the polariser.
In this mode, the instrument does not measure
ellipticity images, but acts as a Brewster-Angle
microscope with very fast response (over 100 frames/s).