28 July 1994 Crystal gazing into the future of optical coatings
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Thin film optical devices are likely to play an increasingly more important role in the evolution of optical and electro-optical technologies during the next decade. New applications are expected to emphasise a significant stretching of the performance levels currently achievable in coating production, while the continual search for cost reduction will drive the need for more effective material deposition processes as well as the exploitation of more effective optical designs. Coatings for high power laser applications have always been seen as a testing ground for any new deposition technology and indeed the performance levels sought for these applications have played a major role in driving the evolution process.
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Keith L. Lewis, John Simpson, Andrew M. Pitt, Jonathan R. Milward, "Crystal gazing into the future of optical coatings", Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180883; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.180883

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