Diagrams of complex reflectance or circle diagrams are used to design optical coatings at normal incidence. The technique can be extended to oblique incidence, including the design of coatings which take advantage of total internal reflectance. Use of these diagrams is helpful in visualizing and compensating for polarization effects in such coatings.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 18, 1988
Published: June 1, 1989
Gary L. Scheidegger, "Circle diagrams applied to the design of thin film optical tunnel filters," Appl. Opt. 28, 2061-2069 (1989)