Capillary Coating Technique
Fields such as optical coating materials and laser technologies have significantly contributed to create a need for large optics with uniform, very thin coatings that are applied from liquid coating media. To manufacture these optics, coatings of sub-micron to few microns in thickness need to be deposited with extreme uniformity — to within a few percent — across the entire clear aperture, which can be on the order of a square meter in size.
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