Optical Thin Films and Coatings

1st Edition

From Materials to Applications

Print ISBN: 9780857095947
eBook ISBN: 9780857097316
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 31st August 2013
Page Count: 864
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Part I: Design and manufacturing of optical thin films and coatings

Chapter 1: Recent developments in deposition techniques for optical thin films and coatings


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Early processes for the deposition of optical coatings

1.3 The energetic processes

1.4 Cathodic arc evaporation

1.5 Pulsed laser deposition

1.6 Chemical vapor deposition

1.7 Atomic layer deposition

1.8 Sol–gel processes

1.9 Etching

1.10 Other techniques

1.11 Conclusion

Chapter 2: Design of complex optical coatings


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Modern numerical thin film synthesis techniques

2.3 Manufacturability issues

2.4 Hybrid design

2.5 Conclusion

2.6 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Optical monitoring strategies for optical coating manufacturing


3.1 Introduction

3.2 Classification of optical monitoring strategies

3.3 Turning point optical monitoring and error self-compensation effect

3.4 Level monitoring: passive and active monochromatic monitoring strategies

3.5 Direct broad band optical monitoring

3.6 Indirect optical monitoring strategies

3.7 Conclusion

Chapter 4: Production strategies for high-precision optical coatings


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Basic concept of deterministic production

4.3 Optical broad band monitoring

4.4 Virtual deposition system

4.5 Direct on-line correction tools

4.6 Design stability in production processes

4.7 Deposition control of coating systems with continuous refractive index variation

4.8 Conclusion

Part II: Unconventional features of optical thin films and coatings



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"This book presents the reader with a delightful stroll through a wealth of diverse topics relating to optical thin films and coatings, including applications to mirrors, beam splitters and filters. The text’s numerous illustrations and examples provide the target audience of researchers, graduate students and engineers with a rich technical resource."--Optics & Photonics News online, April 9, 2014