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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1544–1554

Optical Interference Coatings Design Contest 2004

Markus Tilsch, Karen Hendrix, and Pierre Verly  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1544-1554 (2006)

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A manufacturable, broadband, broad-angle antireflection (AR) coating for the visible (13 designs submitted) and a minimum-shift immersed short-pass filter (12 designs submitted) were the subjects of the design contest held in conjunction with the 2004 Optical Interference Coatings topical meeting of the Optical Society of America. Under the specified constraints, the broadband, broad-angle AR coating could be made more than 65 nm wide. The statistical stability of manufacturing simulations is discussed. The short-pass filter could operate up to a ± 5.5 ° angular range. The submitted designs are described and evaluated.

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OCIS Codes
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication

ToC Category:
Design of Optical Coatings

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2005

Markus Tilsch, Karen Hendrix, and Pierre Verly, "Optical Interference Coatings Design Contest 2004," Appl. Opt. 45, 1544-1554 (2006)

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