Accession Number:

ADA025757

Title:

Reflective Coatings Reliability Study.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The objective of this study was to quantify and document the degradation of three reflective optical coatings under simulated environmental conditions generally representative of those to be encountered by the coatings in high energy laser systems applications. The objective of this study included the identification of the relative importance of specific environments on the selected coatings. Three types of reflective coatings were proposed for this study Gold Au, Silver with Thorium Tetrafluoride overcoating Ag-ThF4 and a multilayer dielectric coating MLD consisting of ZnSe-ThF4.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE