Globally Optimal Engineering System Design

Marc Baldo with Paul Azunre

The design of thin film optical interference coatings remains more art than science. This project is developing the first algorithm which can guarantee that a global solution to a design problem in this class has been found. To demonstrate the algorithm's potential, the most efficient broadband omnidirectional antireflection coating for silicon solar cells is designed and experimentally demonstrated.

Watch Paul present their project at IdeaStream 2015 below.