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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1530–1538

Optical coating design algorithm based on the equivalent layers theory

Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Michael K. Trubetskov, Tatiana V. Amotchkina, and Alfred Thelen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1530-1538 (2006)

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New optical coating design algorithm with the equivalent layers theory is presented. The algorithm is based on the merit-function-constrained optimization in the accessible domain of equivalent phase thicknesses and equivalent refractive indices. It allows for creation of design coatings with sophisticated narrowband spectral characteristics.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings

ToC Category:
Design of Optical Coatings

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2005

Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Michael K. Trubetskov, Tatiana V. Amotchkina, and Alfred Thelen, "Optical coating design algorithm based on the equivalent layers theory," Appl. Opt. 45, 1530-1538 (2006)

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