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

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Abstract

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
Volume40
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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