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  • Vol. 45, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1507–1514

Antireflection design concepts with equivalent layers

Uwe B. Schallenberg  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1507-1514 (2006)

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Some novel concepts of designing antireflection (AR) coatings with equivalent layers are presented. As an introduction, essential papers concerning thin-film optics and AR designs are cited, and the AR problem and a previously introduced AR-hard design type are discussed. Based on the known matrix formalism, a potential AR region, an equivalent stack index, and an equivalent substrate index are defined to use the theory of stop-band suppression as a starting point for the design of broadband AR coatings. The known multicycle AR design type is identified as a typical solution to the AR problem if the presented approach is used.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings

ToC Category:
Design of Optical Coatings

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2005

Uwe B. Schallenberg, "Antireflection design concepts with equivalent layers," Appl. Opt. 45, 1507-1514 (2006)

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