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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1988
  • pp: 2832–2840

Antireflection coatings for germanium IR optics: a comparison of numerical design methods

J. A. Aguilera, J. Aguilera, P. Baumeister, A. Bloom, D. Coursen, J. A. Dobrowolski, F. T. Goldstein, D. E. Gustafson, and R. A. Kemp  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 14, pp. 2832-2840 (1988)

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Refinement and thin film synthesis methods were used by members of six different institutions to design anti-reflection coatings for germanium substrates. The solutions are based on the use of zinc sulfide and germanium layers only. Several systems were found with an average reflectance that is less than 1% in the 7.7 to 12.3 μm spectral region.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 1, 1988
Published: July 15, 1988

J. A. Aguilera, J. Aguilera, P. Baumeister, A. Bloom, D. Coursen, J. A. Dobrowolski, F. T. Goldstein, D. E. Gustafson, and R. A. Kemp, "Antireflection coatings for germanium IR optics: a comparison of numerical design methods," Appl. Opt. 27, 2832-2840 (1988)

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