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4 November 1994 Optical thin films from the sol-gel process
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Proceedings Volume 2253, Optical Interference Coatings; (1994)
Event: 1994 International Symposium on Optical Interference Coatings, 1994, Grenoble, France
We investigate an innovative sol-gel method that allows coating of mineral or plastic substrates with colloidal oxide-based materials and/or inorganic-organic composites and/or hybrids. To date, we have developed narrow and broadband antireflective coatings, multilayered dielectric mirrors, and a few polarizing thin films. These sol-gel optical coatings have demonstrated adequate performance for use in our proposed 2MJ/600TW (351 nm_ Nd:glass laser. To prepare such optical thin films, sol-gel technology offers outstanding technical and economic advantages over physical vapor deposition. Sol-gel technology opens new prospects in a variety of coating applications, and few areas offer greater payoff for interaction across disciplines than that of sol-gel-derived thin films.
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Herve G. Floch and Philippe F. Belleville "Optical thin films from the sol-gel process", Proc. SPIE 2253, Optical Interference Coatings, (4 November 1994);

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