Abstract

A simple method is developed for calculation of reflectance of homogeneous multiple layer coatings for the case of normal incidence. The derivation is based upon a vectorial representation of the reflectance of a single or more coating layers, found by a summation of the infinite series of multiple reflections within each layer. Presence of absorption and dispersion may be accounted for in the formulas.

© 1947 Optical Society of America

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