Narrowband mirrors

The peak can be shifted from 100 to 105 nm and probably beyond.

The coating can be adapted to reflect key spectral lines for solar physics and astrophysics, such as Lyman β at 102.6 nm and the OVI doublet at 103.2 & 103.8 nm, and to reject (absorb) ubiquitous Lyman α line at 121.6 nm.

The coating combines layers of Al, LiF, and SiC, and it combines deposition by evaporation (Al and LiF) with Ion-Beam Sputtering (SiC). The outermost layer is LiF.

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Lyman-β narrowband coatings with strong Lyman-α rejection

Luis V. Rodríguez De Marcos, Juan I. Larruquert, José A. Méndez, Manuela Vidal-Dasilva, Sergio García-Cortés, Nuria Gutiérrez-Luna, Lucía Espinosa-Yáñez, Carlos Honrado-Benítez, and José Chavero-Royán

Narrowband coatings in the ~120-200 nm spectral range with selection of peak wavelength and bandwidth


Coatings are based in a multilayer coating that alternates two fluoride materials. Typical materials for this spectral range are LaF2 and GdF2 with large refractive index and MgF2 and AlF3 with low refractive index.

Reflectance of a LaF3 /MgF2 multilayer coating with 13 layers

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Multilayers and optical constants of various fluorides in the far UV

Luis Rodríguez-de Marcos; Juan I. Larruquert; José A. Méndez; José A. Aznárez

Narrowband coatings in the long extreme UV


All materials in nature involve a strong absorption of EUV wavelengths in the ~60-100 nm. Several attempts were made at GOLD to develop narrowband coating multilayers based on lanthanide materials.

The figure displays a band peaked at ~80 nm with a multilayer based on Al, Eu, and SiO.

Multilayer tuned at ~ 80 nm based on Eu, Al, and SiO.

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Multilayer coatings for the far and extreme ultraviolet

Juan I. Larruquert; Manuela Vidal-Dasilva; Sergio García-Cortés; Luis Rodríguez-de Marcos; Mónica Fernández-Perea; José A. Aznárez; José A. Méndez