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Using wavelets to design gradient-index interference coatings
Author(s): William H. Southwell; Randolph L. Hall; William J. Gunning
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes that wavelet construction of the gradient-index refractive index be used to design optical interference coatings. The basic wavelet used is a localized apodized rugate. By incorporating scaled and shifted copies of the basic wavelet, which are other elements of a basis set according to wavelet theory, a variety of interference coatings can be designed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2046, Inhomogeneous and Quasi-Inhomogeneous Optical Coatings, (2 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163558
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William H. Southwell, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)
Randolph L. Hall, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)
William J. Gunning, Rockwell International Science Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2046:
Inhomogeneous and Quasi-Inhomogeneous Optical Coatings
Jerzy A. Dobrowolski; Pierre G. Verly, Editor(s)

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