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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 656–662

Optimal design of antireflection coatings with different metrics

Gang Bao and Yuliang Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 656-662 (2013)

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We consider the problem of designing antireflection coatings by numerical optimization methods with merit functions in different metrics. The dependence of the optimal solution on the metrics is investigated through numerical experiments on several types of coatings, using the average and maximal values of the reflected power in the regions of interest. The results confirm existing statements and provide a few new findings, e.g., some specific metrics can yield particularly better solutions than others.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design
(310.5696) Thin films : Refinement and synthesis methods
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: November 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2013
Published: March 21, 2013

Gang Bao and Yuliang Wang, "Optimal design of antireflection coatings with different metrics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 656-662 (2013)

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