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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 93–97

Highly absorptive coating for the vacuum ultraviolet range

K. A. Moldosanov, M. A. Samsonov, L. S. Kim, R. Henneck, O. H. W. Siegmund, John Warren, Scott Cully, and Dan Marsh  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 93-97 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.000093


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Abstract

We have developed new, highly absorptive coatings for the vacuum UV wavelength range. These coatings display two distinct granularity scales: large structures of a 10–100-μm scale form efficient light traps, upon which are superimposed structures of a submicrometer scale. We present results for the total hemispherical reflectivity at normal incidence for 121.6 nm and at a grazing angle incidence for 17.1, 30.4, 58.4, and 121.6 nm. These measurements were made for the new coatings as well as for various coatings in common use. Absorption of the new coatings is in some cases higher than for the best-known coatings and, in contrast to the latter, they are mechanically robust.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

History
Original Manuscript: April 28, 1997
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 1997
Published: January 1, 1998

Citation
K. A. Moldosanov, M. A. Samsonov, L. S. Kim, R. Henneck, O. H. W. Siegmund, John Warren, Scott Cully, and Dan Marsh, "Highly absorptive coating for the vacuum ultraviolet range," Appl. Opt. 37, 93-97 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-1-93


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