STP689: Graded Index Coatings of Cubic Thallium Iodide (TLI) and Lead Fluoride (PbF 2)

    Moravec, TJ
    Honeywell Corporate Material Sciences Center, Bloomington, Minnesota

    Skogman, RA
    Honeywell Corporate Material Sciences Center, Bloomington, Minnesota

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1979


    Abstract

    We present a new technique for producing graded index films from alternating very thin layers of two materials. During deposition the thickness of the layers is adjusted so that the resulting average index matches the index of the profile for that total thickness. This method shows great promise for making films with any desired complicated index profile in a very straightforward manner. Results are presented for graded index AR films near 10µm made from TℓI and PbF 2. The lO.µm absorption of these films was similar to that of discrete, multilayer AR films composed of the same materials.

    Keywords:

    Thin films, Thallium Iodide, Lead Fluoride, graded index, polymorphism


    Paper ID: STP39124S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F01.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39124S


    CrossRef ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.