Contrarily to widespread belief, turning-point monitoring entails more than simply optical thickness compensation. In fact, we demonstrate that optical thickness compensation is barely better than no correction at all for the fabrication of narrow-band filters.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
S. Larouche, A. Amassian, B. Baloukas, and L. Martinu, " Turning-point monitoring is not simply optical thickness compensation," in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuE8.
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