Abstract

In the first part of the paper some basic considerations in the choice of optical film materials are discussed, in particular, the chemical stability of the material in the evaporation or sputtering process and the desired optical and physical properties. In the second part the dependence of some important film properties on deposition conditions is reviewed, and the state of the art is demonstrated for a number of examples. The paper concludes with a few remarks on the problems in research and development in this field.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Optical film materials and their applications

Elmar Ritter
Appl. Opt. 15(10) 2318-2327 (1976)

Optical properties of vanadium dioxide and vanadium pentoxide thin films

Elizabeth E. Chain
Appl. Opt. 30(19) 2782-2787 (1991)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (12)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription