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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1993
  • pp: 2582–2598

Analysis of antireflection-structured surfaces with continuous one-dimensional surface profiles

Daniel H. Raguin and G. Michael Morris  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 14, pp. 2582-2598 (1993)

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A novel thoretical treatment of antireflection-structured surfaces possessing general one-dimensional continuous profiles is presented. Closed-form solutions for the field reflection coefficients of these antireflection-structured surfaces are obtained through the use of effective medium theory and tapered transmission-line theory. Two specific surface profiles (sinusoidal and triangular) are analyzed in detail. Both the sinusoidal and triangular profiles are found to exhibit low reflectances over a broad range of angles and wavelengths. Results obtained with effective medium theory and transmission-line theory are compared with results obtained through the application of rigorous coupled-wave analysis.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 13, 1992
Published: May 10, 1993

Daniel H. Raguin and G. Michael Morris, "Analysis of antireflection-structured surfaces with continuous one-dimensional surface profiles," Appl. Opt. 32, 2582-2598 (1993)

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