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Use of ion beam sputtering in the fabrication of high-quality optical coatings for laser and telecommunication applications
Author(s): Arthur T. Howe; Dennis D. Phillips
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Paper Abstract

Many lasers and telecommunication devices demand sophisticated optics requiring precise control of the thin film coating process. The advantages of ion beam sputtering in providing a reproducible and accurately controlled process will be discussed, and the use of statistical process control for process refinement will be described. Applications to difficult coatings such as dichroic and trichroic filters for diode pumped solid state lasers, Brewster angle plate polarizers, and edge filters for telecommunication devices will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2622, Optical Engineering Midwest '95, (18 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216797
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur T. Howe, Amoco Laser Co. (United States)
Dennis D. Phillips, Amoco Laser Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2622:
Optical Engineering Midwest '95
Rudolph P. Guzik, Editor(s)

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