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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1982
  • pp: 396–398

Thin-film-synthesis algorithm for realization of refractive indices and Airy summation

I. J. Hodgkinson and R. G. Stuart  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 3, pp. 396-398 (1982)

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A transmission matrix T is defined as a computational aid for determining refractive indices from the Fourier coefficients of the reflected amplitude in thin-film synthesis. It is shown that the matrix T acts as the term factor in geometric series expansions of the reflected and transmitted amplitudes for a stack of films of equal optical thickness.

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I. J. Hodgkinson and R. G. Stuart, "Thin-film-synthesis algorithm for realization of refractive indices and Airy summation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 396-398 (1982)

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