Abstract

Durable, uniform, and reproducible amorphous silicon and amorphous silicon nitride thin films deposited by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition that are appropriate for the design and fabrication of optical interference filters in the near-infrared region are found. Optical and physicalk properties of single-layer films are discussed. The durability and performance of Fabry–Perot interference filters and a 15-layer long-pass edge filter in the near-infrared region designed and fabricated with these two thin-film materials are also reported.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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