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  • Vol. 52, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1962
  • pp: 1149–1152

Methods of Altering the Characteristics of a Multilayer Stack

PHILIP W. BAUMEISTER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 52, Issue 10, pp. 1149-1152 (1962)

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The reflectance R of a multilayer stack is changed as either the thickness t or refractive index n of any of the films in the stack is altered. An efficient method of computing the first partial derivatives ∂R/∂t and ∂R/∂n is presented. An example is cited in which these derivatives are employed in a relaxation process which is utilized to improve the design of a multilayer containing absorbing films, which is used as a reflection filter in the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral region.

PHILIP W. BAUMEISTER, "Methods of Altering the Characteristics of a Multilayer Stack," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 1149-1152 (1962)

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