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The facets form a laser barís resonant cavity.
The light shall emit from the bar only at one facet,
with high efficiency. So it is necessary to confine
the light in the bar at one end and encourage
the light to emerge from the other, with minimal loss.
This is achieved by the addition a HR (high-reflection)
coating to retain the light in the bar on one facet and
an AR (anti-reflection) coating on the other facet that
efficiently lets the light out.

The coatings are different for each side of the bar,
so the bars need to be secured in a carrier that will
allow each side to be coated, and then turned over
for the second coating run on the reverse side, all the
while protecting the first side from further flux.


Laser Bar Facet Coating (IBS): mirrors and ARC


Ion Beam Deposition
filamentless RF source
filamentless assist RF source
filamentless PBNs

process control by time or Xtal
source shut down < 40 msec

Al2O3 at > 20 nm/ min
Si at > 20 nm/ min
SiO2 at > 20 nm/ min
Ta2O5 at > 25 nm/ min

at < +/- 2 % uniformity

link to the general Ionfab 300 Plus page

Ionfab 300 Plus

typical ion beam layout
For laser bar coating we use the direct
line deposition geometry to achieve:
- minimum deposition at the side walls
- a uniform thickness and depostion profile

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