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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1487–1495

Efficient refinement algorithm for the synthesis of inhomogeneous optical coatings

P. G. Verly, A. V. Tikhonravov, and M. K. Trubetskov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1487-1495 (1997)

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An efficient first-order algorithm with an exact calculation of the gradients is described and applied to the refinement of inhomogeneous dielectric thin films. Numerical results calculated at normal and oblique angles of incidence are correlated with an important mathematical theorem. It is shown that, when appropriate conditions are satisfied, the synthesis process generates binary type solutions based on two materials, including classical multilayers.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 26, 1996
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 1996
Published: March 1, 1997

P. G. Verly, A. V. Tikhonravov, and M. K. Trubetskov, "Efficient refinement algorithm for the synthesis of inhomogeneous optical coatings," Appl. Opt. 36, 1487-1495 (1997)

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