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      Mixed composition thin films; zinc sulphide-thorium fluoride; optical and mechanical characteristics; near IR region

    • Abstract


      Mixed composition thin films of zinc sulphide-thorium fluoride have been deposited on glass and silicon substrates by thermal evaporation of mixtures of these materials in different proportions, from a single resistively heated source. The films are characterized for their optical properties (refractive index and extinction coefficient), mechanical properties (intrinsic stress), surface morphology and chemical composition. It is found that these films have tailorable refractive indices and low losses, and that films with certain compositions have low intrinsic stress and smooth surface morphology, making them suitable for incorporation in thin film multilayers for use in the near infrared region up to at least 10µm.

    • Author Affiliations


      A Basu1 B S Verma1 T K Bhattacharyya1 M Kar1 R Bhattacharyya1

      1. Thin Film and Amorphous Materials Group, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi - 110 012, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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