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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2230–2234

Evaluation of the Solutions for two Design Problems Presented at the 1998 Optical Interference Coatings Conference

Philip Baumeister  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 2230-2234 (2000)

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Two problems were proposed at the 1998 Conference on Optical Interference Coatings: dual-band antireflection coatings and bandpass filters. In excess of 40 solutions were submitted. An evaluation of those solutions is presented.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

Philip Baumeister, "Evaluation of the Solutions for two Design Problems Presented at the 1998 Optical Interference Coatings Conference," Appl. Opt. 39, 2230-2234 (2000)

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