05699188 is referenced by 240 patents and cites 16 patents.

A metal-coated multilayer mirror having high reflectivity and high specularity. The mirror comprises a multilayered polymer film and a reflective metal layer. The multilayered polymer film preferably comprises layers of a crystalline, semi-crystalline, or liquid crystalline material, such as a naphthalene dicarboxylic acid polyester, having an average thickness of not more than 0.5 microns and layers of a second polymer having an average thickness of not more than 0.5 microns. Preferably, the layers of semi-crystalline naphthalene dicarboxylic acid polyester have a positive stress optical coefficient. The reflective metal layer comprises a metal selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, aluminum, nickel, copper, and titanium, with silver and aluminum being particularly preferred. The metal-coated multilayer mirrors are useful in applications requiring broad bandwidth reflection, high specularity, low manufacturing costs, and high reflectivity.

Title
Metal-coated multilayer mirror
Application Number
8/494418
Publication Number
5699188
Application Date
June 26, 1995
Publication Date
December 16, 1997
Inventor
Andrew J Ouderkirk
Woodbury
MN, US
Laurence R Gilbert
Marine on the St. Croix
MN, US
Agent
Stephen W Buckingham
Walter N Kirn Jr
Gary L Griswold
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co
MN, US
IPC
G02B 5/30
G02B 1/10
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