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Corrosion-resistant multilayer structures with improved reflectivity

United States Patent

April 9, 2013
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In one general embodiment, a thin film structure includes a substrate; a first corrosion barrier layer above the substrate; a reflective layer above the first corrosion barrier layer, wherein the reflective layer comprises at least one repeating set of sub-layers, wherein one of the sub-layers of each set of sub-layers being of a corrodible material; and a second corrosion barrier layer above the reflective layer. In another general embodiment, a system includes an optical element having a thin film structure as recited above; and an image capture or spectrometer device. In a further general embodiment, a laser according to one embodiment includes a light source and the thin film structure as recited above.
Soufli; Regina (Berkeley, CA), Fernandez-Perea; Monica (Pleasanton, CA), Robinson; Jeff C. (Brentwood, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 280,256
October 24, 2011
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.