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Key role of the coating total optical thickness in solving design problems
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A key role of the design total optical thickness in the synthesis process is demonstrated by practical examples and confirmed by rigorous theoretical results. A special development of the needle optimization procedure called the synthesis by gradual evolution is proposed. This synthesis process does not require any starting design. It automatically constructs a set of designs with various combinations of three major design parameters: merit function value, number of design layers, design total optical thickness. This provides the optical coating engineer with additional opportunities in choosing the most practical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5250, Advances in Optical Thin Films, (25 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513326
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Michael K. Trubetskov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Tatiana V. Amotchkina, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Michael A. Kokarev, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5250:
Advances in Optical Thin Films
Claude Amra; Norbert Kaiser; H. Angus Macleod, Editor(s)

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