Modern design approaches enable one to construct a series of theoretical designs with excellent spectral properties for almost all optical coating design problems. Selection of a practical optimal design among a variety of possible theoretical designs becomes a key issue. We demonstrate how preproduction estimations of expected production yields can be used for selection of a practical optimal design. The question of reliability of such estimations is also addressed.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2010
Published: November 24, 2010
Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Michael K. Trubetskov, Tatiana V. Amotchkina, and Vladimir Pervak, "Estimations of production yields for selection of a practical optimal optical coating design," Appl. Opt. 50, C141-C147 (2011)