Minimax design of optically transparent and reflective coatings

Grant Erdmann, Fadil Santosa

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We consider the design problem of creating coatings that are either-highly reflective or highly transparent. The goal is to create an optical element, consisting of planar dielectric layers, that reflects (or transmits) energy over a given range of wavelengths and angles of incidence. The approach that we take is to formulate the problem as a minimax optimization problem. We demonstrate that the approach can be effective in producing coatings of a few layers with desirable properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1730-1739
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004


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