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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1992
  • pp: 3790–3799

Computation speeds of different optical thin-film synthesis methods

Li Li and J. A. Dobrowolski  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 3790-3799 (1992)

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Several different thin-film design problems were solved by the comprehensive-search, gradual-evolution, minus-filter, flip-flop, and inverse-Fourier-transform, thin-film synthesis methods. In order to compare the relative effectiveness of each method, the results obtained and computation times required by these techniques for primary, intermediate, and final solutions are given.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 21, 1991
Published: July 1, 1992

Li Li and J. A. Dobrowolski, "Computation speeds of different optical thin-film synthesis methods," Appl. Opt. 31, 3790-3799 (1992)

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