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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 29, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1990
  • pp: 4272–4275

Triangular coordinate graphical presentation of the optical performance of a semitransparent metal film

Joseph H. Apfel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 28, pp. 4272-4275 (1990)

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The optical performance of an ideal thin film can be represented by a single point on a triangular coordinate graph, because the sum of the reflectance, transmittance, and absorption is unity. Several examples are presented to show how the triangular coordinate graph provides a useful perspective to the interplay between the performance and the optical properties of a semitransparent metal film.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 9, 1990
Published: October 1, 1990

Joseph H. Apfel, "Triangular coordinate graphical presentation of the optical performance of a semitransparent metal film," Appl. Opt. 29, 4272-4275 (1990)

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