By using the notion of wavelength- and angle-averaged reflectance, we assess in a systematic way the performance of finite omnidirectional reflectors. We put forward how this concept can be employed to optimize omnidirectional capabilities. We also apply it to give an alternative meaningful characterization of the bandwidth of these systems.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007
Alberto G. Barriuso, Juan J. Monzón, Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, and Ángel Felipe, "Integral merit function for broadband omnidirectional mirrors," Appl. Opt. 46, 2903-2906 (2007)