An iterative Monte Carlo thickness-varying strategy is presented and used to optimize normal-incidence thin-film multilayer designs and demonstrated for a variety of circumstances. The technique does not get trapped in local minima and, in principle, can home in on the best global design.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 23, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986
W. J. Wild and H. Buhay, "Thin-film multilayer design optimization using a Monte Carlo approach," Opt. Lett. 11, 745-747 (1986)