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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: A179–A185

Flip-flop coating synthesis revisited

William H. Southwell  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. A179-A185 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.00A179


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Abstract

The flip-flop synthesis method is robust with rapid convergence, but the solutions are often not the best. Modifications to the flip-flop algorithm have been developed, one of which puts it on par with needle synthesis.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2013
Published: December 16, 2013

Citation
William H. Southwell, "Flip-flop coating synthesis revisited," Appl. Opt. 53, A179-A185 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-4-A179


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