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Multilayer Coatings For Astronomical Telescope Mirrors
Author(s): D. Y. Song; H. A. Macleod
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Paper Abstract

Silver-based high-reflectance coatings that can withstand the humid and polluted conditions common in the open air have been developed for astronomical telescope optics. The successful designs incorporate a silver reflective layer with a copper underlayer and a stack of dielectric overlayers. Prototypes have been deposited and tested in a controlled environmental chamber and under true operating conditions on Kitt Peak in Arizona. The improved durability, which is due to the copper underlayer, has been investigated with analytical techniques, including Rutherford backscattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976107
Show Author Affiliations
D. Y. Song, University of Arizona (United States)
H. A. Macleod, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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