Design and fabrication of broadband anti-reflection coatings for the M.A.E.S.T.R.O. spectrograph

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Title:
Design and fabrication of broadband anti-reflection coatings for the M.A.E.S.T.R.O. spectrograph
Author:
Pinto, Candido Dionisio
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This dissertation describes the design and manufacturing techniques of antireflection coatings for the optical components of the MAESTRO spectrograph. This work was motivated by the need for a high-performance, robust and inexpensive anti-reflection (AR) coating for deep-space, faint object astronomical observations. I have created a new line of AR-filters, optimal for several different glass substrates, with a small number of layers. The possible ease of mass-manufacture of the CoyoteRTM coating is also illustrated here. I also describe a possible new technique for overcoating aluminum and silver reflective films on glass substrates, as well as future directions for research.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Physics, Optics.; Engineering, Materials Science.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bechtold, Jill

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDesign and fabrication of broadband anti-reflection coatings for the M.A.E.S.T.R.O. spectrographen_US
dc.creatorPinto, Candido Dionisioen_US
dc.contributor.authorPinto, Candido Dionisioen_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation describes the design and manufacturing techniques of antireflection coatings for the optical components of the MAESTRO spectrograph. This work was motivated by the need for a high-performance, robust and inexpensive anti-reflection (AR) coating for deep-space, faint object astronomical observations. I have created a new line of AR-filters, optimal for several different glass substrates, with a small number of layers. The possible ease of mass-manufacture of the CoyoteRTM coating is also illustrated here. I also describe a possible new technique for overcoating aluminum and silver reflective films on glass substrates, as well as future directions for research.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Optics.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Materials Science.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Science and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBechtold, Jillen_US
dc.identifier.proquest3119975en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b45645619en_US
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