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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1983
  • pp: 4111–4117

New synthesis method for optical thin-film coatings

William E. Case  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 4111-4117 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.004111


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Abstract

This paper introduces a method for synthesis of optical thin-film coatings aimed at both simplicity and versatility. Implementation of the method in a computer program allows the designer to build a multilayer interactively by successive construction of special four-layer modules. Each added module effects an exact transformation at a single wavelength from an initial point in the complex reflectance plane to a desired target point. The computational algorithm is practical for use on a small computer yet yields good results without the need for starting designs. Several synthesis examples are presented.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 3, 1983
Published: December 15, 1983

Citation
William E. Case, "New synthesis method for optical thin-film coatings," Appl. Opt. 22, 4111-4117 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-24-4111


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