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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2007
  • pp: 2903–2906

Integral merit function for broadband omnidirectional mirrors

Alberto G. Barriuso, Juan J. Monzón, Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, and Ángel Felipe  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 15, pp. 2903-2906 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.002903


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-15-2903


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