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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2011
  • pp: C424–C432

Is it possible to check microcomponent coatings?

Hervé Piombini, Philippe Voarino, and Fabien Lemarchand  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 9, pp. C424-C432 (2011)

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Optical microcomponents are increasingly used in laser optical systems because of their many and novel industrial applications. These components are coated in order to enhance their optical performance, but optical characterizations are very difficult due to the shapes and small size. Thus, to perform this kind of measurement, special devices are needed. It is difficult to check component optical responses after manufacturing. Thus a new method, developed by the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, is proposed to fill this gap.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1840) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Densitometers, reflectometers
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2011
Published: March 10, 2011

Hervé Piombini, Philippe Voarino, and Fabien Lemarchand, "Is it possible to check microcomponent coatings?," Appl. Opt. 50, C424-C432 (2011)

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