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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2002
  • pp: 3187–3192

Design of omnidirectional high reflectors with quarter-wave dielectric stacks for optical telecommunication bands

Sung-Hwa Kim and Chang Kwon Hwangbo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 16, pp. 3187-3192 (2002)

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A design for omnidirectional high reflectors with quarter-wave dielectric stacks in the optical telecommunication band that uses conventional optical thin-film design theory is described. The omnidirectional bandwidth is derived in units of wavelength and investigated as a function of its high- and low-refractive-index values in the near infrared. The results show that the high refractive index should be larger than 2.26 for an omnidirectional high reflector and that the low refractive index for maximum omnidirectional bandwidth should be ∼1.5. It is shown that one can design broad-bandwidth omnidirectional high reflectors for S, C, and L bands for optical telecommunication simply by connecting the band edges of omnidirectional high reflectors.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 2002
Published: June 1, 2002

Sung-Hwa Kim and Chang Kwon Hwangbo, "Design of omnidirectional high reflectors with quarter-wave dielectric stacks for optical telecommunication bands," Appl. Opt. 41, 3187-3192 (2002)

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