Further studies have been made on the preparation of LiF-overcoated aluminum mirrors with highest reflectance at wavelengths down to 1000 Å. Mirrors with 73% reflectance at λ = 1026 Å have been made. The extinction coefficient k of evaporated LiF films has been measured under various conditions of film preparation. Techniques for vacuum depositing LiF films with the smallest k and Al + LiF mirrors with the highest reflectance are described. Aging of LiF-coated Al mirrors under various conditions is discussed.
© 1968 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1968
Published: August 1, 1968
J. T. Cox, G. Hass, and J. E. Waylonis, "Further Studies on LiF-Overcoated Aluminum Mirrors with Highest Reflectance in the Vacuum Ultraviolet," Appl. Opt. 7, 1535-1540 (1968)