Developments in realistic design for aperiodic Mo/Si multilayer mirrors.

  title={Developments in realistic design for aperiodic Mo/Si multilayer mirrors.},
  author={Andrew L. Aquila and Farhad Salmassi and Franklin Dollar and Yanwei Liu and Eric M. Gullikson},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={14 21},
Aperiodic multilayers have been designed for various applications, using numeric algorithms and analytical solutions, for many years with varying levels of success. This work developed a more realistic model for simulating aperiodic Mo/Si multilayers to be used in these algorithms by including the formation of MoSi(2). Using a genetic computer code we were able to optimize a 45 masculine multilayer for a large bandpass reflection multilayer that gave good agreement with the model.