Accession Number:

ADD014047

Title:

Optical Mirror Coated with Organic Superconducting Material.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 3 Nov 86, patented 16 Aug 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An optical mirror has enhanced reflectivity and reduced thermal distortions when it is composed of a substrate coated with a reflective coating made of an organic superconducting material. The substrate is best constructed of materials which have the most favorable thermal expansion and thermal conduction characteristics at temperatures near 0 K. such as silicon, diamond, copper, and sapphire. The reflective coating is only a few microns thick and composed of organometallic compounds and is cooled to superconducting or cryogenic temperatures of less than 100 K. Patents. mjm

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE