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1 October 1997 Design of coatings for wide angular range applications
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We demonstrate that the needle optimization technique enables the effective design of optical coatings for applications which require a specific spectral response over a wide angular range. A preliminary choice of the most useful layer materials is discussed in connection with the question of the design optimality. It is shown that in many cases two-material designs with the lowest and highest accessible refractive index values are optimal from a practical point of view. It is also shown that in some cases intermediate refractive index values are quite necessary to achieve a good approximation of design targets.
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Alexander V. Tikhonravov, Michael K. Trubetskov, and Gary W. DeBell "Design of coatings for wide angular range applications", Proc. SPIE 3133, Optical Thin Films V: New Developments, (1 October 1997);


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