SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1988

Diamond, A Potentially New Optical Coating Material


The ability to synthesize diamond films at low pressures offers the possibility of superior optical coatings for severe environments. This is because of diamond's great hardness, high thermal conductivity, and chemical inertness. However, several problems must be overcome before practical diamond optical coatings can be made. They include difficulties in film nucleation, high substrate temperatures, and large film surface roughness leading to high optical scatter.

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Feldman, A
Farabaugh, EN
Sun, YN
Lanzhou Institute of Physics, Lanzhou, People's Republic of China
Etz, ES
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Developed by Committee: F01
Pages: 246–256
DOI: 10.1520/STP24429S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5033-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-4481-1