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Optical Coatings With Graded Index Layers For High Power Laser Applications: Design
Author(s): Muamer Zukic; Karl H Guenther
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Paper Abstract

Graded index layers provide a greater flexibility for the design of optical coatings than "homogeneous" layers. A graded index layer can replace the whole or a part of a traditional multilayer stack of alternating thin films of high and low refractive index. This paper presents design examples for broadband antireflection coatings, narrowband high reflectors (also referred to as minus filters or rejection line filters), and non-polarizing beam splitters. Optimized refractive index profiles are derived for broadband antireflection coatings for various combinations of incident medium and substrate. The rejection line filter example uses a sinusoidal (rugate) index profile. The non-polarizing beamsplitter summarizes the topical contents of a paper presented in another conference at the same symposium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0895, Laser Optics for Intracavity and Extracavity Applications, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944453
Show Author Affiliations
Muamer Zukic, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Karl H Guenther, The University of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0895:
Laser Optics for Intracavity and Extracavity Applications
Philippe M. Fauchet; Karl H. Guenther, Editor(s)

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