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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27613–27618

Phase optimization of dispersive mirrors based on floating constants

M. K. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, and A. V. Tikhonravov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27613-27618 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.027613


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Abstract

A novel floating constants phase-optimization technique is developed and applied to the design of dispersive mirrors. This technique reduces the dispersive mirror’s sensitivity to layer thickness errors. To demonstrate the significant improvement in design stability, we theoretically and experimentally compare our new phase-optimization approach to the conventional one. The fabricated dispersive mirror has a reflectivity of >99.99% and provides an accurate dispersion control over a bandwidth of around 60 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2010
Published: December 15, 2010

Citation
M. K. Trubetskov, V. Pervak, and A. V. Tikhonravov, "Phase optimization of dispersive mirrors based on floating constants," Opt. Express 18, 27613-27618 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-26-27613


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