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Space radiation testing of thin film and multilayer optical coatings
Author(s): Gayle E. Thayer; Ethan L. Blansett; Bianca E. N. Keeler
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Paper Abstract

With the increasing complexity of optical designs flown on satellites, specialty thin film and multilayer filter coatings are being implemented more often. Unfortunately, very little ionizing radiation testing has actually been performed on such coatings, and certainly not completed to very high doses as might be experienced by an unshielded space optic in orbit for many years. In this paper we present results of gamma irradiation testing on the transmission properties of selected multilayer filters and optical coatings performed in an inert argon environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7425, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies IV, 74250T (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828481
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Gayle E. Thayer, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ethan L. Blansett, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Bianca E. N. Keeler, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7425:
Optical Materials and Structures Technologies IV
Joseph L. Robichaud; William A. Goodman, Editor(s)

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