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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1803–1811

Automated method for optimization of electric field distributions and optical parameters in thin-film polarizers

Naibo Chen, Yonggang Wu, Zhenhua Wang, Leijie Ling, Zihuan Xia, Heyun Wu, and Gang Lv  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1803-1811 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.27.001803


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Abstract

An efficient method based on the modified needle optimization technique is proposed to design high-power laser thin-film polarizers. In order to minimize the influence of the standing-wave electric field on the laser-induced damage threshold of the polarizers, a crucial optimization parameter, the maximum electric field intensity in the high-refractive-index layers, is included in the proposed merit function. The electric field distribution and optical performance obtained by the proposed method are studied. Improved electric field and identical optical characteristics are observed in comparison with those of the designs obtained by optimizing the traditional merit function without a standing-wave electric field term and by the analytical synthesis method.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.5448) Thin films : Polarization, other optical properties

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: February 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2010
Published: July 14, 2010

Citation
Naibo Chen, Yonggang Wu, Zhenhua Wang, Leijie Ling, Zihuan Xia, Heyun Wu, and Gang Lv, "Automated method for optimization of electric field distributions and optical parameters in thin-film polarizers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1803-1811 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-27-8-1803

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