The Multipole Resonance Probe: Investigation of an Active Plasma Resonance Probe Using 3D-electromagnetic Field Simulations

Christian Schulz, Tim Styrnoll, Martin Lapke, Jens Oberrath, Robert Storch, Peter Awakowicz, Ralf Peter Brinkmann, Thomas Musch, Ilona Rolfes

42nd European Microwave Week, pp. 566-569 Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2012


A novel industry compatible plasma probe for the simultaneous determination of the most important process parameters for supervision and control of technical plasmas is presented in this paper. 3D-electromagnetic field simulations are used for optimization of the so called multipole resonance probe. In addition, the influence of different parameters of a modelled plasma on the probe is investigated. Good agreements between simulations and measurements of a prototype in a double inductive coupled plasma confirm the observed behaviour within the simulated plasmas. This allows an efficient preliminary investigation of the probe.


tags: multipole resonance probe, plasma