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Thin Film Optical Coatings
Author(s): H. A. Macleod
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Paper Abstract

Progress in thin-film optical coatings during approximately the past decade is reviewed. Steady improvements in all areas and spectacular advances in some have been made. The art of design has been revolutionized by the enormous growth in computers. Exciting applications including mirror coatings for the x-ray region are emerging. Our understanding of the fundamental characteristics of films, microstructure, and its influence on other properties such as stress, adhesion, and moisture adsorption has improved greatly. There are indications that the standard deposition technique of thermal evaporation in vacuo is not always able to achieve the ultimate in demanded performance, and proposed modifications are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0387, Technology of Stratified Media, (8 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934980
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H. A. Macleod, University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0387:
Technology of Stratified Media
Roy F. Potter, Editor(s)

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