1 November 1996 Antireflection coatings for spectrometers with large spectral ranges
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Abstract
It is common for spectrometers to cover large spectral ranges with a single focal plane. It is difficult or impossible to strongly suppress reflections with a single coating stack. Abutting short and long wavelengths coatings is expensive, and the performance can still be insufficient. We discuss a novel structure that comprises a single layer whose thickness varies along the length of the dispersed spectrum. Such a coating has high performance, is inexpensive, and has large fabrication tolerances. We further report on measurements of the performance of one such optic. Extension of the concept are discussed.
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James W. Baer, Jerold L. Cole, "Antireflection coatings for spectrometers with large spectral ranges", Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256240; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.256240
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