Synthesis method for visible and infrared broadband spaceflight antireflection coatings
Cole, C. and Bowen, J. W. (1995) Synthesis method for visible and infrared broadband spaceflight antireflection coatings. In: OSA Technical Digest Optical Interference Coatings, pp. 58-60.
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Evolutionary synthesis methods, as originally described by Dobrowolski, have been shown in previous literature to be an effective method of obtaining anti-reflection coating designs. To make this method even more effective, the combination of a good starting design, the best suited thin-film materials, a realistic optimization target function and a non-gradient optimization method are used in an algorithm written for a PC. Several broadband anti-reflection designs obtained by this new design method are given as examples of its usefulness.