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Optimization of depth-graded multilayer designs for EUV and x-ray optics
Author(s): Zhanshan Wang; Alan G. Michette
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Paper Abstract

The optimization of the design of depth-graded multilayers with special angular or wavelength responses for use as coatings in EUV/X-ray optics is discussed in this presentation. The optimization is based on the well-known Fresnel equations and recursive calculation combined with a defined merit function, with random variation of the thickness of each layer. The optimization of depth-graded multilayers for various applications uses a process that judges a design based on its required performance in a given range of wavelength and/or incidence angle. The requirements could include many factors such as the spectral distribution of a source, the shape of the reflectivity curve or the geometry of the optical system. The key factor for optimization is to determine a suitable merit function for a specific application. This allows the design of multilayers for different requirements. The method has been used to give the thickness of each layer in some depth-graded multilayers with special requirements in optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4145, Advances in X-Ray Optics, (5 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.411644
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Zhanshan Wang, Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics and King's College London (China)
Alan G. Michette, King's College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4145:
Advances in X-Ray Optics
Alan G. Michette; Sebastian Oestreich; Derrick C. Mancini; Andreas K. Freund; Tetsuya Ishikawa; Ali M. Khounsary; Derrick C. Mancini; Alan G. Michette; Sebastian Oestreich, Editor(s)

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