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Structure And Related Properties Of Thin Film Optical Coatings
Author(s): Karl H Guenther; Douglas J Smith; Liao Bangjun
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Paper Abstract

In this review paper, we provide a survey of nucleation and growth models for thin films. Centered on a simplistic computer simulation of random ballistic agglomeration of molecules represented as two dimensional hard-disks, which is valid for the limit case of very low surface mobility or of no surface mobility at all, we explain various properties of thin film optical coatings, notably their sometimes unstable behaviour.

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Date Published: 23 December 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0678, Optical Thin Films II: New Developments, (23 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.939532
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Karl H Guenther, University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Douglas J Smith, University of Rochester (United States)
Liao Bangjun, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0678:
Optical Thin Films II: New Developments
Richard Ian Seddon, Editor(s)

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