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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2075–2080

Optical Coatings for High Energy ZnSe Laser Windows

J. E. Rudisill, M. Braunstein, and A. I. Braunstein  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 2075-2080 (1974)

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The development of surface finishing and coating technology at 10.6 μm for polycrystalline ZnSe laser windows is presented. Optical evaluation of the coated windows shows that the 10.6-μm absorption and reflection can be held to less than 0.1% per surface. Surface finishing procedures, theoretical coating designs, and recent experimental results for antireflection coatings for ZnSe are presented.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 4, 1974
Published: September 1, 1974

J. E. Rudisill, M. Braunstein, and A. I. Braunstein, "Optical Coatings for High Energy ZnSe Laser Windows," Appl. Opt. 13, 2075-2080 (1974)

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