25 February 2004 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.
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Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Michael K. Trubetskov, Michael K. Trubetskov, Tatiana V. Amotchkina, Tatiana V. Amotchkina, Michael A. Kokarev, Michael A. Kokarev, } "Key role of the coating total optical thickness in solving design problems", Proc. SPIE 5250, Advances in Optical Thin Films, (25 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513326; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.513326
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