Thin metallic foils of antimony and titanium have been investigated in an attempt to develop an EUV filter with a bandpass from 350 to 550 Å. A composite filter has been developed composed of antimony sandwiched between two titanium foils. The transmissions of sample composite foils and of pure titanium foils from 130 to 1216 Å are presented. The absorption coefficients of antimony and titanium and the effect of titanium oxide on the transmission are derived. The composite filter has been found to be quite stable and mechanically rugged. Among other uses, the filter shows substantial promise for EUV astronomy.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 27, 1982
Published: April 15, 1983
Patrick Jelinsky, Christopher Martin, Randy Kimble, Stuart Bowyer, and Gordon Steele, "Composite thin-foil bandpass filter for EUV astronomy: titanium-antimony-titanium," Appl. Opt. 22, 1227-1231 (1983)