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Organic small molecule-based optical coatings
Author(s): U. Schulz; C. Präfke; P. Munzert; N. Kaiser
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Paper Abstract

A small molecule is a low molecular weight organic compound which is by definition not a polymer. Therefore, physical vapor deposition by evaporation as common for inorganic oxides is often possible. Organic layers can be useful as components of interference stacks for different functions. A number of organic compounds have interesting UV absorption characteristics and can be used to protect UV-sensitive polymers such as polycarbonate. In addition, organic layers can be applied to generate nanostructured thin films with a very low effective refractive index, as shown recently for polymers. A structured organic single layer can be applied as an antireflective (AR) coating for a glass lens. The applicability of several small molecule compounds will be discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8168, Advances in Optical Thin Films IV, 81680Q (4 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896793
Show Author Affiliations
U. Schulz, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
C. Präfke, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
P. Munzert, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
N. Kaiser, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8168:
Advances in Optical Thin Films IV
Michel Lequime; H. Angus Macleod; Detlev Ristau, Editor(s)

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