Starting with the A B C B A multilayer design of Thelen, a computer-aided method is presented to replace the three-material by a two-material design. The method, which utilizes an optimized equivalent layer design, is illustrated by the two commonly used coating materials SiO2 and TiO2.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 6, 1987
Published: October 15, 1987
H. G. Lotz, "Computer-aided multilayer design of optical filters with wide transmittance bands using SiO2 and TiO2," Appl. Opt. 26, 4487-4490 (1987)