A new approach for broad-band omnidirectional antireflection coatings. Academic Article uri icon


  • It is shown that broad-band antireflection coatings with extra large angular range can be designed based on the concept of reflectionless potentials. Numerical calculations for inhomogeneous films with or without substrate demonstrate the above capabilities for both TE and TM polarizations. The design possibilities are infinite and the underlying concept does not rely on standard use of quarter wave plates. Suitable inhomogeneous layers on both sides of a lossless thin dielectric film can thus render it invisible.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta Gupta, S., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 25

complete list of authors

  • Dutta Gupta, S||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • July 2007