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Practical Measurements Of Adhesion And Strain For Improved Optical Coatings
Author(s): Stephen D Jacobs; Joseph E Hayden; Anna L Hrycin
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Paper Abstract

Adhesion and strain are two important physical properties which determine the success or failure of thin-film coatings in optical applications. In this paper we describe the design and operation of a dynamically loaded scratch tester for making measurements of relative adhesive strength, and a modulated transmission ellipsometer for measuring total and internal strain. Numerous examples for coating/substrate systems of interest to optical applications are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1986
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0678, Optical Thin Films II: New Developments, (23 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.939540
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Stephen D Jacobs, University Of Rochester (United States)
Joseph E Hayden, University Of Rochester (United States)
Anna L Hrycin, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)


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

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