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OptiLayer:  Your Partner in Design and Post-Production Characterization of Optical Coatings

 

 Refinement

Refinement is performed by optimizing the merit function with respect to the layer thicknesses. You can select optimization method which suits your problem best. Optimization methods used by OptiLayer provide rapid convergence of the optimization procedure.

The goal of refinement and synthesis procedures is to design optical coatings with desired spectral (angular) characteristics. For this purpose, a set of construction parameters, the number of layers, the materials they are made of and their thicknesses, are varied to optimize a merit function. Refinement modes of OptiLayer utilize the most powerful first, second, and higher order optimization routines:

quarter wave mirrorDesign of High Reflector: Starting design - Quarter wave mirror
high reflector high reflective coating
Spectral performances of two design solutions (high reflectors) obtained from the same starting design by two different optimization methods (Newton method and DLS method)

Easy to start

Icons 100x100 1OptiLayer provides user-friendly interface and a variety of examples allowing even a beginner to effectively start to design and characterize optical coatings.        Read more...

Docs / Support

Icons 100x100 2Comprehensive manual in PDF format and e-mail support help you at each step of your work with OptiLayer.

 

Advanced

Icons 100x100 3If you are already an experienced user, OptiLayer gives your almost unlimited opportunities in solving all problems arising in design-production chain. Visit our publications page and challenge page.

 

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