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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1977
  • pp: 908–910

Reflectivity of metallic films in the infrared

B. Carli  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 7, pp. 908-910 (1977)

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The reflectivity of metallic films, as calculated from standard equations, is discussed in the case of infrared radiation. We derive the minimum thickness of a metallic film for infrared reflectors and show the reason that metallic films cannot be used to make Fabry-Perot filters in the infrared.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

B. Carli, "Reflectivity of metallic films in the infrared," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 908-910 (1977)

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