Coatings with graded-reflectance profile: Conventional and unconventional characteristics

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The main feature of graded optical coatings is a spatial reflectance profile that displays a maximum value at the coating center and goes toward a minimum along the radius according to a predefined law. A number of other requirements for using graded coatings in the laser field have been added to this basic property during the course of time. After a survey of the conventional properties of graded coatings, these additional characteristics are described, and their influence on the coating design and performance is examined. © 1996 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5509 - 5519
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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