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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2661–2669

Design, deposition, and characterization of multilayer coatings for the Ultraviolet and Visible-Light Coronagraphic imager

Maria-Guglielmina Pelizzo, Daniele Gardiol, Piergiorgio Nicolosi, Alessandro Patelli, and Valentino Rigato  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 13, pp. 2661-2669 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.002661


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Abstract

The Ultraviolet and Visible-Light Coronagraphic Imager is the baseline coronagraph for the European Space Agency’s payload Solar Orbiter, a solar mission whose launch in 2011 is expected. To prove the feasibility of its innovative design, a sounding rocket version of the same instrument has been approved by NASA. One of the main technological challenges of the instrument is the achievement of multilayer optical coatings with suitable properties. We describe the design, fabrication, and characterization of such coatings.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2003
Published: May 1, 2004

Citation
Maria-Guglielmina Pelizzo, Daniele Gardiol, Piergiorgio Nicolosi, Alessandro Patelli, and Valentino Rigato, "Design, deposition, and characterization of multilayer coatings for the Ultraviolet and Visible-Light Coronagraphic imager," Appl. Opt. 43, 2661-2669 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-13-2661


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