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
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)