Design and fabrication of broadband anti-reflection coatings for the M.A.E.S.T.R.O. spectrograph
AuthorPinto, Candido Dionisio
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis dissertation describes the design and manufacturing techniques of antireflection coatings for the optical components of the MAESTRO spectrograph. This work was motivated by the need for a high-performance, robust and inexpensive anti-reflection (AR) coating for deep-space, faint object astronomical observations. I have created a new line of AR-filters, optimal for several different glass substrates, with a small number of layers. The possible ease of mass-manufacture of the CoyoteRTM coating is also illustrated here. I also describe a possible new technique for overcoating aluminum and silver reflective films on glass substrates, as well as future directions for research.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Materials Science and Engineering