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Optical Thin Films And Coatings

Optical Thin Films And Coatings

  • an overview of the materials, properties, design and manufacture of thin films
  • special attention is given to the unconventional features and novel materials of optical thin films
  • reviews applications of optical coatings including laser components, solar cells, glasing, displays and lighting

Most modern optical systems contain as an integral part, optical coatings including anti-reflection coatings, mirrors, filters and beam splitters. 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 range 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.

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