Optimal design of antireflection coatings with different metrics

Gang Bao, Yuliang Wang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We consider the problem of designing antireflection coatings by numerical optimization methods with merit functions in different metrics. The dependence of the optimal solution on the metrics is investigated through numerical experiments on several types of coatings, using the average and maximal values of the reflected power in the regions of interest. The results confirm existing statements and provide a few new findings, e.g., some specific metrics can yield particularly better solutions than others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656-662
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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