This paper discusses the factors that affect the thickness distribution of a layer on a spherical surface of convex shape of known radius when layers are being formed on it through a flat stop of the simplest shape. It shows that the placement of the optical item and the stop relative to the evaporator affect the character of the thickness distribution of the layer.
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L. A. Gubanova and É. S. Putilin, "Forming gradient layers on spherical substrates," J. Opt. Technol. 75, 278-281 (2008)