Providing insider viewpoints and perspectives unavailable in any other text, this book presents useful guidelines and tools to produce effective coatings and films. Covering subjects ranging from materials selection and process development to successful system construction and optimization, it contains expanded discussions on design visualization, dense wavelength division multiplexing, new coating equipment, electrochromic and chemically active coatings, ion-assisted deposition, and optical monitoring sensitivity. Furnishing real-world examples and know-how, the book introduces Fourier analysis and synthesis without difficult mathematical concepts and equations.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of Thin Film Optics and the Use of Graphical Methods in Thin Film Design
Estimating What Can Be Done Before Designing
Fourier Viewpoint of Optical Coatings
Typical Equipment for Optical Coating Production
Materials and Process Know-How
Monitoring and Control of Thin Film Growth
Appendix: Metallic and Semiconductor Material Graphs
"Particularly useful for manufacturing technicians and engineers is the information on the characterization of thin films … . Also useful are the chapters on the physical properties of many common materials used in the fabrication of thin film coatings. … The author has done a nice job of mixing explanations with helpful charts, graphs and figures. … Well-written and generally easy to understand and follow, the book will be very useful to anyone who designs or builds optical thin films."
- Optics & Photonics News, Sept. 2003, Vol. 14, No. 9
"This book offers the reader practical concepts, understanding, and approaches to use modern computer tools to get better design results. … The book is well known by specialists all around the world and serves not only as a handbook, but also as a tutorial text for those new in the field and as a reference for those with long experience."
- Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Vol. 115, No. 10, 2004