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Optical properties of single-layer and multilayer anisotropic coatings
Author(s): Ian J. Hodgkinson; Qihong Wu
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Paper Abstract

Vacuum deposited anisotropic films offer unique optical properties but currently suffer from several problems, including instability and excessive haze. We discuss the use of transmission- mode perpendicular incidence ellipsometry and waveguiding for measuring the birefringent properties of tilted columnar films, and describe an in situ method for measuring anisotropic optical scatter distributions. Our results show that the properties of the films depend on deposition conditions, including substrate temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2253, Optical Interference Coatings, (4 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.192164
Show Author Affiliations
Ian J. Hodgkinson, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)
Qihong Wu, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2253:
Optical Interference Coatings
Florin Abeles, Editor(s)

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