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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2157–2159

Optical and durability properties of infrared transmitting thin films

Jennifer D. Traylor Kruschwitz and Walter T. Pawlewicz  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 2157-2159 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.002157


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Abstract

Refractive indices and extinction coefficients have been calculated for 14 oxide and fluoride thin films over a wavelength range of 0.6–12 µm. Results from adhesion, abrasion, and humidity testing have been included to characterize the durability of each film. The data allow selection of the best oxide and fluoride materials for IR antireflection coatings, and detailed optical constants are provided for the coating design.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 1996
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 1996
Published: April 1, 1997

Citation
Jennifer D. Traylor Kruschwitz and Walter T. Pawlewicz, "Optical and durability properties of infrared transmitting thin films," Appl. Opt. 36, 2157-2159 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-10-2157


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