Globally optimal engineering system design
Project team Marc Baldo with Paul Azunre
Thin film coatings
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.