Abstract

Two problems were proposed at the 1998 Conference on Optical Interference Coatings: dual-band antireflection coatings and bandpass filters. In excess of 40 solutions were submitted. An evaluation of those solutions is presented.

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Baumeister, P.

Dobrowolski, J. A.

Langfeld, R.

A. Thelen, R. Langfeld, “Coating design contest—antireflection coating for lenses to be used with normal and infrared photographic film,” in Thin Films for Optical Systems, K. H. Guenther, ed., Proc. SPIE1782, 552–611 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Li, L.

Sankey, J. D.

Southwell, W. H.

Thelen, A.

A. Thelen, R. Langfeld, “Coating design contest—antireflection coating for lenses to be used with normal and infrared photographic film,” in Thin Films for Optical Systems, K. H. Guenther, ed., Proc. SPIE1782, 552–611 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Thelen, “Design of hot mirror—contest results,” in Optical Interference Coatings, Vol. 17 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 2–16.

Wimperis, J. R.

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Other (3)

A. Thelen, R. Langfeld, “Coating design contest—antireflection coating for lenses to be used with normal and infrared photographic film,” in Thin Films for Optical Systems, K. H. Guenther, ed., Proc. SPIE1782, 552–611 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Thelen, “Design of hot mirror—contest results,” in Optical Interference Coatings, Vol. 17 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 2–16.

TFCalc: A Computer Code for the Optical Properties of Thin Films (Software Spectra, 14025 Northwest Harvest Lane, Portland, Oreg. 97229).

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Figures (5)

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Fig. 1

With reference to Table 2, R(λ) of the Southwell-1 coating with no thickness errors (solid curve), with ±1% thickness errors applied randomly to each layer (short-dashed curve), and with the thickness error applied to each layer from a rectangular probability distribution in the range of ±1.5% (long-dashed curve).

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Fig. 2

With reference to Table 2, R(λ) of the Boucher coating with no thickness errors (lower curve) and with ±1% thickness errors applied randomly to each layer (upper curve).

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Fig. 3

With reference to Table 2, T(λ) of the anonymous bandpass (solid curve) and the Noe-90 bandpass (shaded curve).

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With reference to Table 3, T(λ) on an absorbance scale of the Verly-2 bandpass.

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Fig. 5

With reference to Table 3, total metric thickness of the bandpass plotted versus the number of layers. The arrows labeled N and V refer to the designs Noe-120 and Verly-2, respectively.

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Table 1 Optical Properties of the Materials Used in the Dual-Band Antireflection Coating: Refractive Index n in Two Spectral Regions

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Table 2 Properties of the Dual-Band Antireflection Coatings

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Table 3 Physical and Spectral Attributes of All-Dielectric Bandpass Filters

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