Sol gel synthesis of optical thin films and coatings

Donald R Uhlmann, J. M. Boulton, G. Teowee, L. Weisenbach, B. J J Zelinski

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Abstract

Sol-gel methods offer a number of notable advantages for the synthesis of optical films and coatings. Areas of potential or actual application of this technology range from single layer and multilayer antireflection coatings to embossed planar waveguides and organic-modified oxide materials. The most notable advantages of these wet chemical methods will be surveyed, as will progress achieved to date in a number of the most attractive representative areas. The technical bases for the success/failure in each case will be considered. Also to be discussed will be the prospects - in both the near-term and long-term - of future developments in the sol-gel synthesis of optical films, as well as the principal technical hurdles which must be overcome in order that such synthesis methods may achieve more widespread use in the future. Finally, a comparison will be made between the microstructures and characteristics of films and coatings deposited using sol-gel methods with those deposited from the vapor phase. In all cases, use will be made of recent advances in our laboratory in the subject area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJohn D. Mackenzie, Donald R. Ulrich
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages270-295
Number of pages26
Volume1328
StatePublished - 1990
EventSol-Gel Optics - San Diego, CA, USA, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 11 1990Jul 13 1990

Other

OtherSol-Gel Optics
CitySan Diego, CA, USA, CA, USA
Period7/11/907/13/90

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Optical films
Sol-gels
gels
coatings
Thin films
Coatings
Sol-gel process
synthesis
thin films
Optical coatings
Antireflection coatings
Planar waveguides
antireflection coatings
Multilayers
Vapors
vapor phases
waveguides
microstructure
Microstructure
Oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Uhlmann, D. R., Boulton, J. M., Teowee, G., Weisenbach, L., & Zelinski, B. J. J. (1990). Sol gel synthesis of optical thin films and coatings. In J. D. Mackenzie, & D. R. Ulrich (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1328, pp. 270-295). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.

Sol gel synthesis of optical thin films and coatings. / Uhlmann, Donald R; Boulton, J. M.; Teowee, G.; Weisenbach, L.; Zelinski, B. J J.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / John D. Mackenzie; Donald R. Ulrich. Vol. 1328 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1990. p. 270-295.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Uhlmann, DR, Boulton, JM, Teowee, G, Weisenbach, L & Zelinski, BJJ 1990, Sol gel synthesis of optical thin films and coatings. in JD Mackenzie & DR Ulrich (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1328, Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, pp. 270-295, Sol-Gel Optics, San Diego, CA, USA, CA, USA, 7/11/90.
Uhlmann DR, Boulton JM, Teowee G, Weisenbach L, Zelinski BJJ. Sol gel synthesis of optical thin films and coatings. In Mackenzie JD, Ulrich DR, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1328. Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering. 1990. p. 270-295
Uhlmann, Donald R ; Boulton, J. M. ; Teowee, G. ; Weisenbach, L. ; Zelinski, B. J J. / Sol gel synthesis of optical thin films and coatings. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / John D. Mackenzie ; Donald R. Ulrich. Vol. 1328 Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering, 1990. pp. 270-295
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