Transformation-optics-inspired anti-reflective coating design for gradient index lenses

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Recent developments in transformation optics have led to burgeoning research on gradient index lenses for novel optical systems. Such lenses hold great potential for the advancement of complex optics for a wide range of applications. Despite the plethora of literature on gradient index lenses, previous works have not yet considered the application of anti-reflective coatings to these systems. Reducing system reflections is crucial to the development of this technology for highly sensitive optical applications. Here, we present effective anti-reflective-coating designs for gradient index lens systems. Conventional anti-reflective-design methodologies are leveraged in conjunction with transformation optics to develop coatings that significantly reduce reflections of a flat gradient index lens. Finally, the resulting gradient-index anti-reflective coatings are compared and contrasted with conventional homogeneous anti-reflective coatings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2521-2524
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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