Optical absorption of ion-beam sputtered amorphous silicon coatings

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Steinlechner, Jessica; Martin, Iain W.; Bassiri, Riccardo; Bell, Angus; Fejer, Martin M.; Hough, Jim; Markosyan, Ashot; Route, Roger K.; Rowan, Sheila; Tornasi, Zeno;
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Low mechanical loss at low temperatures and a high index of refraction should make silicon\ud optimally suited for thermal noise reduction in highly reflective mirror coatings for gravitational wave\ud detectors. However, due to high optical absorption, amorphous silico... View more
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