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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: A360–A376

Optical Interference Coatings Design Contest 2013: angle-independent color mirror and shortwave infrared/midwave infrared dichroic beam splitter

Karen Hendrix, Jennifer D. T. Kruschwitz, and Jason Keck  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. A360-A376 (2014)

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An angle-independent color mirror and an infrared dichroic beam splitter were the subjects of a design contest held in conjunction with the 2013 Optical Interference Coatings topical meeting of the Optical Society of America. A total of 17 designers submitted 63 designs, 22 for Problem A and 41 for Problem B. The submissions were created through a wide spectrum of design approaches and optimization strategies. Michael Trubetskov and Weidong Shen won the first contest by submitting color mirror designs with a zero color difference (ΔE00) between normal incidence and all other incidence angles up to 60° as well as the thinnest design. Michael Trubetskov also won the second contest by submitting beam-splitter designs that met the required transmission while having the lowest mechanical coating stress and thinnest design. Fabien Lemarchand received the second-place finish for the beam-splitter design. The submitted designs are described and evaluated.

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OCIS Codes
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(330.1715) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, rendering and metamerism
(310.4925) Thin films : Other properties (stress, chemical, etc.)
(310.5696) Thin films : Refinement and synthesis methods
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

Original Manuscript: September 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2013
Published: January 23, 2014

Karen Hendrix, Jennifer D. T. Kruschwitz, and Jason Keck, "Optical Interference Coatings Design Contest 2013: angle-independent color mirror and shortwave infrared/midwave infrared dichroic beam splitter," Appl. Opt. 53, A360-A376 (2014)

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