In a systematic and straightforward way general conditions are derived for establishing broadband antireflective coatings for the near infrared (700–1700 nm). Such coatings can be suitably applied to optical components of fiber-optical communication systems. The evaluated procedure indicates how, where, and by what means the broadest and lowest reflectance conditions are to be found.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 7, 1983
Published: February 1, 1984
Pieter van der Werf and Jan Haisma, "Broadband antireflective coatings for fiber-communication optics," Appl. Opt. 23, 499-503 (1984)