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The evolution of molecular beam deposition (MBD) from laboratory to production usage
Author(s): C. C. H. Hale
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Paper Abstract

The use of molecular beam technology (MBD) under ultra high vacuum conditions (UHV) has proved to be a highly controllable process capable of producing dense films which are free of porosity, low in impurities and having bulk like optical properties. These distinctions are requisite for coatings which require a high laser damage threshold, low scatter and stable spectral characteristics. The application also lends itself to the formation of novel distributed Bragg reflectors (DBR) and rugate structures which require a highly controllable deposition process to form the many, often very thin, layers involved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1438, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989, 143819 (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2294454
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C. C. H. Hale, OCLI Optical Coatings Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1438:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 1989
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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