An efficient method based on the needle optimization of a new merit function is proposed to design thin-film polarizers. Improved electric field characteristics are observed in comparison with those obtained by the traditional merit function.
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N. Chen, Y. Wu, Z. Wang, L. Ling, Z. Xia, H. Wu, and G. Lv, "An Automatic Method for Optimization of Optical Parameters and Electric Filed Distributions in Thin-Film Polarizers," in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper WC9.
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