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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Apr. 12, 2006

Multidielectric quarter-wave coatings on microspheres: a study in colorimetric space

Philippe Voarino, Myriam Zerrad, Carole Deumié, and Claude Amra  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1469-1477 (2006)

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Spectral properties of quarter-wave stacks deposited on microspheres are investigated with Mie theory. These properties are converted into colorimetric spaces to deal with visual applications. An ion-beam-sputtering process is then implemented to produce elementary stacks on the spheres, and the resulting powders are characterized.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(330.1730) Vision, color, and visual optics : Colorimetry

ToC Category:
Deposition of Optical Coatings

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2005

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Vol. 1, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Philippe Voarino, Myriam Zerrad, Carole Deumié, and Claude Amra, "Multidielectric quarter-wave coatings on microspheres: a study in colorimetric space," Appl. Opt. 45, 1469-1477 (2006)

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