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Progress in optical coatings
Author(s): Angus Macleod
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Paper Abstract

The field of optical coating is as large as the field of optics itself. Virtually every optical surface in every optical instrument benefits from a coating that assures its correct optical properties. In this role optical coating is known as an enabling technology because coatings enable the performance of optical systems. However there are also applications where the optical coating itself plays the leading role by defining the technology. Anticounterfeiting devices, sensitive detectors of miniscule amounts of material, certain display systems, are some examples. The field is huge and beyond even this conference completely to cover. This account, therefore, picks just a few topics mostly of particular interest to the author and follows some of the progress made in them over the years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8168, Advances in Optical Thin Films IV, 816802 (16 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902316
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Angus Macleod, Thin Film Ctr., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8168:
Advances in Optical Thin Films IV
Michel Lequime; H. Angus Macleod; Detlev Ristau, Editor(s)

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