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Optics Express

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 12008–12017

Manufacturing of an absorbing filter controlled by a broadband optical monitoring

Bruno Badoil, Fabien Lemarchand, Michel Cathelinaud, and Michel Lequime  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 12008-12017 (2008)

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This paper deals with a broadband optical monitoring set up useful for the manufacturing of absorbing coatings. The monitoring strategy consists in simultaneous measurements of transmittance and reflectance over a large spectral range. The resulting analysis allows then to determine the real time deposited thickness. A stage of design correction is possible after the deposition and analysis of each layer. This method has potential for thin metallic layers coatings. We then describe layer after layer the strategy for the control and manufacturing of a filter with given colorimetric properties.

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OCIS Codes
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.3915) Thin films : Metallic, opaque, and absorbing coatings

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: October 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2008
Published: July 25, 2008

Bruno Badoil, Fabien Lemarchand, Michel Cathelinaud, and Michel Lequime, "Manufacturing of an absorbing filter controlled with a broadband optical monitoring," Opt. Express 16, 12008-12017 (2008)

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