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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1998
  • pp: 771–773

High-reflectivity multilayer mirrors for a vacuum-ultraviolet interval of 35-50nm

Yu.A. Uspenskii, V. E. Levashov, A. V. Vinogradov, A. I. Fedorenko, V. V. Kondratenko, Yu.P. Pershin, E. N. Zubarev, and V. Yu. Fedotov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 771-773 (1998)

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Sc–Si multilayers are suggested as high-reflectivity coatings for a VUV interval of 35–50 nm. Fabricated mirrors show normal-incidence reflectivity of 30–54%, which is high enough for effective manipulation of the beams of compact-discharge, laser-driven x-ray lasers. The values obtained are not, however, limits for Sc–Si coatings. Theoretical estimations as well as electron microscopy studies of Sc–Si interfaces indicate a large potential for a further increase in their reflectivity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4530) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical constants
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics

Yu.A. Uspenskii, V. E. Levashov, A. V. Vinogradov, A. I. Fedorenko, V. V. Kondratenko, Yu.P. Pershin, E. N. Zubarev, and V. Yu. Fedotov, "High-reflectivity multilayer mirrors for a vacuum-ultraviolet interval of 35-50nm," Opt. Lett. 23, 771-773 (1998)

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