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Computer drawing of the envelopes of spectra with interference
Author(s): Dorian Minkov; Ryno Swanepoel
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Paper Abstract

The envelopes along the maxima and minima of the interference spectrum of a dielectric layer on a transparent substrate are often used to determine the optical constants of the layer. The envelopes are usually drawn by hand which can lead to significant calculation errors. An optimized algorithm is proposed for computer drawing of the two envelopes for transmission and reflection spectra with interference. The envelopes are drawn for several model cases and for an experimental spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1782, Thin Films for Optical Systems, (4 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141047
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Dorian Minkov, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
Ryno Swanepoel, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1782:
Thin Films for Optical Systems
Karl H. Guenther, Editor(s)

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