We produce overcoated microspheres and try to obtain artificial optical powders with specific spectral properties. Electron-beam deposition is used with a particular vibration system. Calibration and characterization results are presented that validate the techniques and procedures for single-layers and quarter-wave mirrors.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
Carole Deumié, Philippe Voarino, and Claude Amra, "Overcoated Microspheres for Specific Optical Powders," Appl. Opt. 41, 3299-3305 (2002)