Space-qualified optical thin films by ion-beam-assisted deposition

C.N. Hsiao, H.P. Chen, P.K. Chiu, Y.W. Lin, F.Z. Chen, Din-ping Tsai

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Optical interference coatings designed for use in a space-grade multispectral assembly in a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor sensor were deposited on glass by ion-beam-assisted deposition for a Cassegrain-type space-based remote-sensing platform. The patterned multispectral assembly containing blue, green, red, near infrared, and panchromatic multilayer high/low alternated dielectric band-pass filter arrays in a single chip was fabricated by a mechanical mask and the photolithography process. The corresponding properties of the films were investigated by in situ optical monitoring and spectrometry. It was found that the optical properties were significantly improved by employing ion-beam-assisted deposition. The average transmittances were above 88% for the multispectral assembly, with a rejection transmittance of less than 1% in the spectral range 350-1100 nm. To estimate the optical stability of optical coatings for aerospace applications, a space environment assuming a satellite orbiting the Earth at an altitude of near 800 km was simulated by a Co60 gamma (?) radiation test. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-229
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Band-pass filter
  • Ion-beam-assisted deposition
  • Multispectral assembly
  • Radiation test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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