Light scattering from multilayer filter coatings

Desmond R. Gibson, Paul H. Lissberger

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Outlines are given of a theoretical model for predicting the spectral and spatial distributions of radiation scattered at rough interfaces of optical coatings, as well as the apparatus for measuring these distributions in terms of differential scattering coefficients (DSC). Measurements of DSC for a reflector, narrow-band spectral filters deposited at two extremes of substrate temperature and an uncoated substrate are compared with the corresponding theoretical predictions. The values of DSC integrated over all space are also compared with the predictions of the model and with values of the total integrated scatter (TIS) obtained from photometric observations of the direct transmittance and reflectance of the filter coatings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThin Film Technologies I
EditorsJ.Roland Jacobsson
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 1983
Externally publishedYes
EventSPIE, 1983, International Technical Conference/Europe - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 18 Apr 198322 Apr 1983

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceSPIE, 1983, International Technical Conference/Europe


  • Scattering
  • Optical Filters
  • Glasses
  • Optical Coatings
  • Laser Scattering
  • Reflectors
  • Transmittance


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