Design of reflective and antireflective coatings for space applications

Eroğlu, Hüseyin Cüneyt
In order to improve the efficiency of various optical surfaces, optical coatings are used. Optical coating is a process of depositing a thin layer of a material on an optical component such as mirror or lens to change reflectance or transmittance. There are two main types of coatings namely; reflective and antireflective (AR) Coatings. Reflective and antireflective coatings have long been developed for a variety of applications in all aspects of use; for optical and electro-optical systems in telecommunications, medicine, military products and space applications. In this thesis, the main properties of reflective and antireflective coatings, the thin film deposition techniques, suitable coating materials for space applications, space environment effects on coating materials and coating design examples which are developed using MATLAB for space applications will be discussed.


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Citation Formats
H. C. Eroğlu, “Design of reflective and antireflective coatings for space applications,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.