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Basic nature and properties of inhomogeneous antireflection coatings
Author(s): Ronald R. Willey
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Paper Abstract

Prior works by the author and others point to the observation that the ideal antireflection coatings would be a family of inhomogeneous index of refraction versus thickness profiles. Our previous and recent studies have been from the design perspective and of an empirical nature. The pursuit of the understanding of the nature and properties of these profiles has employed optimization tools, various modes of display of the properties, and Fourier techniques. The multiple views of the nature serve to better define and clarify the properties of these profiles. The basic nature and fundamentals of antireflection coatings are described from these several viewpoints. The possibilities and limitations of the inhomogeneous profiles are discussed and compared with their approximation by homogeneous layer systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2046, Inhomogeneous and Quasi-Inhomogeneous Optical Coatings, (2 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163560
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Ronald R. Willey, Opto Mechanik, Inc. (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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