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This is a guided activity for students to study the design of an anti-reflection coating. The student is first asked to do a simple calculation by hand, to determine the proper thickness for an anti-reflection coating in a standard situation. The student then uses the nanoHUB tool "PhotonicsRT: Wave Propagation in Multilayer Structures" to simulate this film in a variety of different circumstances, and determine how robust the design is against changing the angle of incidence or adding additional layers to modify surface properties.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Alex Small (2010), "Anti-Reflection Coating Assignment," https://nanohub.org/resources/10074.