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Optical Thin Films and Coatings

From Materials to Applications

Optical coatings, including mirrors, anti-reflection coatings, beam splitters, and filters, are an integral part of most modern optical systems. Optical thin films and coatings provides an overview of thin film materials, the properties, design and manufacture of optical coatings and their use across a variety of application areas.

Part one explores the design and manufacture of optical coatings. Part two highlights unconventional features of optical thin films including scattering properties of random structures in thin films, optical properties of thin film materials at short wavelengths, thermal properties and colour effects. Part three focusses on novel materials for optical thin films and coatings and includes chapters on organic optical coatings, surface multiplasmonics and optical thin films containing quantum dots. Finally, applications of optical coatings, including laser components, solar cells, displays and lighting, and architectural and automotive glass, are reviewed in part four.

Optical thin films and coatings is a technical resource for researchers and engineers working with optical thin films and coatings, professionals in the security, automotive, space and other industries requiring an understanding of these topics, and academics interested in the field.

Hardbound, 864 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-594-7

Contents

  • Part 1 Design and manufacturing of optical thin films and coatings: Recent developments in deposition techniques for optical thin films and coatings; Design of complex optical coatings; Optical monitoring strategies for optical coating manufacturing; Production strategies for high precision optical coatings. Part 2 Unconventional features of optical thin films and coatings: Complex materials with plasmonic effects for optical thin film applications; Scattering properties of random structures in thin films; Optical properties of thin film materials at short wavelengths; Controlling thermal radiation from surfaces in optical thin films; Color in optical coatings. Part 3 Novel materials for optical thin films and coatings: Organic optical coatings; Surface multiplasmonics with periodically non-homogeneous thin films; Optical thin films containing quantum dots. Part 4 Applications of optical thin films and coatings: Optical coatings on plastic for antireflection purposes; Protective coatings for optical surfaces; Optical coatings for displays and lighting; Innovative approaches in thin film photovoltaic cells; Optical coatings for security and authentication devices; Optical coatings for high-intensity femtosecond lasers; Optical coatings for large facilities; Optical coatings for automotive and building applications; Transparent conductive thin films; Optical coatings in the space environment.

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