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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 25 — Dec. 13, 2004
  • pp: 6385–6390

Diffractive elements with novel antireflection film stacks

Henna Elfström, Tuomas Vallius, Markku Kuittinen, Jari Turunen, Tina Clausnitzer, and Ernst-Bernhard Kley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 25, pp. 6385-6390 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.006385


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Abstract

Antireflection coatings fabricated between the substrate and the diffractive microstructure are shown to reduce Fresnel losses effectively, especially for high-index substrates used in the infrared region, if the diffractive structure and the antireflection stack are designed simultaneously. A substantial reduction of the Fabry-Perot effect caused by the high-index substrate is observed by using antireflection layers with films thicker than the normal quarter-wave films.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2004
Published: December 13, 2004

Citation
Henna Elfström, Tuomas Vallius, Markku Kuittinen, Jari Turunen, Tina Clausnitzer, and Ernst-Bernhard Kley, "Diffractive elements with novel antireflection film stacks," Opt. Express 12, 6385-6390 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-25-6385


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