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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: C231–C245

2007 Topical Meeting on Optical Interference Coatings: Manufacturing Problem

J. A. Dobrowolski, Stephen Browning, Michael Jacobson, and Maria Nadal  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 13, pp. C231-C245 (2008)

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Measurements are described on the experimental filters submitted to the Third Optical Thin Film Manufacturing Problem in which the object was to produce multilayers with a measured colorimetric performance that is as close as possible to that specified. The perceived colors of the coating, when illuminated with randomly polarized light incident at 7° by a source representing average daylight with a correlated color temperature of approximately 6500 K, were to be yellow and blue, respectively, in light reflected from its two surfaces, and the color was to appear white when viewed in transmission mode. Eleven teams from 7 different countries submitted a total of 18 samples.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2007
Published: January 31, 2008

J. A. Dobrowolski, Stephen Browning, Michael Jacobson, and Maria Nadal, "2007 Topical Meeting on Optical Interference Coatings: Manufacturing Problem," Appl. Opt. 47, C231-C245 (2008)

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