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State of the art in deterministic production of optical thin films
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Paper Abstract

The production of advanced optical coatings with complex spectral characteristics and high performance is directly dependent on the stability of the deposition process and on the accuracy of the monitoring system employed for controlling the thickness of the constituent single layers. The present contribution is concentrated on the current state in deposition control and manufacturing of coatings with improved precision. As major topics the simulation of deposition processes, modern monitoring concepts, and the handling of errors occurring during the deposition process will be discussed. For illustration of some recent developments, results on the deposition of rugate filters on the basis of an ion beam sputtering process will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2008
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7101, Advances in Optical Thin Films III, 71010C (25 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797264
Show Author Affiliations
D. Ristau, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
H. Ehlers, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
S. Schlichting, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
M. Lappschies, mso jena Mikroschichtoptik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7101:
Advances in Optical Thin Films III
Norbert Kaiser; Michel Lequime; H. Angus Macleod, Editor(s)

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