Thin-Film Optical Filters, Fourth Edition

H. Angus MacLeod, H. Angus Macleod

March 16, 2010 by CRC Press
Reference - 800 Pages - 16 Color & 383 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420073027 - CAT# C7302
Series: Series in Optics and Optoelectronics

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Features

  • Explores the properties, production, and performance of optical filters
  • Discusses the fundamental theory and techniques of thin-film optics, including the admittance diagram and vector method
  • Cover optical filter-related topics, such as antireflection and high-reflectance coatings
  • Presents applications of filters and coatings in several areas, including astronomy and atmospheric temperature sounding
  • Contains a new chapter on color in optical coatings as well as a new section on gain in optical coatings
  • Provides the basic mathematics needed to perform thin-film calculations

Summary

Written by a world-renowned authority of optical coatings, Thin-Film Optical Filters, Fourth Edition presents an introduction to thin-film optical filters for both manufacturers and users. The preeminent author covers an assortment of design, manufacture, performance, and application topics. He also includes enough of the basic mathematics of optical thin films to enable readers to carry out thin-film calculations.

This new edition of a bestseller retains most of the descriptions of older design techniques because of their importance in understanding how designs work. However, this edition includes a substantial amount of new material as well. A new chapter on color takes into account the increasing importance of color in optical coatings. In addition, a new section discusses the effects of gain in optical coatings.

This comprehensive yet accessible book continues to offer valuable insight into the principles, techniques, and processes of successful coating design. It provides the sound foundation required to make further advances in the field.