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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 5103–5109

Application of constrained optimization to the design of quasi-rugate optical coatings

Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Michael K. Trubetskov, and Tatiana V. Amotchkina  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 28, pp. 5103-5109 (2008)

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The constrained optimization approach is applied to the design of quasi-rugate optical coatings. These coatings are defined as multilayers with no thin layers where refractive index profiles resemble rugate-type refractive index profiles and where spectral properties are typical for rugate filters. It is shown that all design problems that are usually solved using rugate filters can be solved successfully in the frame of quasi-rugate optical coatings. Comparison between quasi-rugate and two-component multilayer designs is provided.

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OCIS Codes
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.5696) Thin films : Refinement and synthesis methods
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2008
Published: September 23, 2008

Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Michael K. Trubetskov, and Tatiana V. Amotchkina, "Application of constrained optimization to the design of quasi-rugate optical coatings," Appl. Opt. 47, 5103-5109 (2008)

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