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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2011
  • pp: C117–C123

Global sensitivity analysis of bandpass and antireflection coating manufacturing by numerical space filling designs

Olivier Vasseur, Michel Cathelinaud, Magalie Claeys-Bruno, and Michelle Sergent  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 9, pp. C117-C123 (2011)

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We present the effectiveness of global sensitivity analyses of optical coatings manufacturing to assess the robustness of filters by computer experiments. The most critical interactions of layers are determined for a 29 quarter-wave layer bandpass filter and for an antireflection coating with eight non-quarter-wave layers. Two monitoring techniques with the associated production performances are considered, and their influence on the interactions classification is discussed. Global sensitivity analyses by numerical space filling designs give clues to improve filter manufacturing against error effects and to assess the potential robustness of the coatings.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.5696) Thin films : Refinement and synthesis methods
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2010
Published: November 15, 2010

Olivier Vasseur, Michel Cathelinaud, Magalie Claeys-Bruno, and Michelle Sergent, "Global sensitivity analysis of bandpass and antireflection coating manufacturing by numerical space filling designs," Appl. Opt. 50, C117-C123 (2011)

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