Abstract

A review is made of the theory behind the calculation of reflectances of dielectric multilayer films whose component layers are of unit optical thickness. The equations for the boundary conditions are then cast in a form leading to the exact solution for refractive indices. A detailed sample calculation for a five-layer combination is included. For large numbers of layers automatic digital computation is recommended.

© 1961 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Method for Optimized Design of Dielectric Multilayer Filters

H. S. Hou
Appl. Opt. 13(8) 1863-1866 (1974)

Interface design methods for two-material optical multilayer coatings

J. A. Dobrowolski and R. A. Kemp
Appl. Opt. 31(31) 6747-6756 (1992)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (67)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription