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Development of a broadband dielectric beam splitter with reduced spectral wavefront error

 
: Vergöhl, M.; Britze, C.; Bruns, S.; Ahrens, J.; Schäfer, B.; Mann, K.; Kirschner, V.

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Lequime, Michel (Ed.) ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
Advances in Optical Thin Films VI : 14-17 May 2018, Frankfurt, Germany
Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 2018 (Proceedings of SPIE 10691)
ISBN: 978-1-5106-1919-7
ISBN: 978-1-5106-1920-3
Art. 1069118, 8 pp.
Conference "Advances in Optical Thin Films" <6, 2018, Frankfurt>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IST ()
broadband beam splitter; magnetron sputtering; spectral wavefront error; Hartmann-Shack wavefront measurement

Abstract
A broadband beam splitter coating with the reflecting range from 400 to 900 nm and the transmitting range from 920 to 2300 nm was developed. To avoid absorptive losses at low wavelengths, Ta₂O₅ was chosen as the high index material. A new setup based on a Hartmann-Shack sensor was built to measure the wavefront error and its spectral dependence. An area of 120 mm diameter was measured. While in a standard coating, large resonant-like wavefront errors occur, an optimized coating with significantly reduced spectral wavefront error was designed and produced.

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