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High Reflectors

High reflectors are optical coatings maximizing the reflectance of an optical surface in a specified spectral range. The coating performance outside of the specified spectral range is generally of no interest. High reflectors can be divided into two groups: metal coatings and dielectric coatings. Thin layers of silver, aluminum, gold provide high reflectance in a wide spectral range but they are extremely fragile and it is difficult to maintain them over long periods of time. Often metal high reflectors require a protective dielectric layer. Dielectric high reflectors can be considered as an alternative but they exhibit much narrower high reflection range.

OptiLayer provides various numerical tools for designing dielectric and metal-dielectric high reflectors. 

Reflectance of a high reflector calculated with the help of the needle optimization technique.Watch a video example on YouTube YouTube

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Refractive index profile of a high reflector calculated with the help of the needle optimization technique

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Refractive index profile of a high reflector calculated with the help of the formula constrained optimization option of OptiLayer. We can observe a combination of three near quarter wave stacks.

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Reflectance of a high reflector calculated with the help of the formula constrained optimization option of OptiLayer. See the details at the next page

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