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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1983
  • pp: 4142–4145

Optical properties of stratified media with exponentially graded refractive index

Pochi Yeh and Seppo Sari  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 4142-4145 (1983)

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Reflectance and transmittance of electromagnetic radiation from an exponentially graded-index multilayer dielectric structure are investigated theoretically. It is shown that such a structure maximizes the optical transmission in the case in which this transmission is approximated by summing intensities. Transmittance and reflectance of coherent radiation are also calculated for both thick and thin layers and are compared with the ones obtained by incoherent summation.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 25, 1983
Published: December 15, 1983

Pochi Yeh and Seppo Sari, "Optical properties of stratified media with exponentially graded refractive index," Appl. Opt. 22, 4142-4145 (1983)

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