This paper discusses questions of synthesizing and pressing vanadium oxides to create film-forming materials that can be used in producing optical coatings. Based on the film-forming materials thus created, technological processes have been developed for fabricating coatings from vanadium dioxide by two methods of producing thin films: vacuum evaporation and magnetron sputtering. Questions of using films made from vanadium oxide in optical instrumentation are considered.
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V. V. Kirilenko, B. M. Zhigarnovskiĭ, A. G. Beĭrakhov, I. P. Mallkerova, A. V. Mikhaĭlov, and I. I. Shaganov, "Synthesizing film-forming materials from vanadium oxides and investigating the possibilities of producing optical coatings based on them," J. Opt. Technol. 77, 582-591 (2010)