Summary and Info
Optical thin film coatings improve the performance of optical systems and most modern optical systems could not function without them. Examples of these coatings are mirrors, anti-reflection coatings, beamsplitters, and filters. They are used in a diverse range of applications including telecommunications, displays and lighting, architectural glass and automotive glass. The book is divided into four parts. Part one is devoted to classical topics and provides a short review of each subject, including new advances. Chapters describe depositions techniques for optical thin films, methods of design of complex opitcal coatings, monitoring of coating fabrication, and the production technologies for high-precision coatings. Part two is dedicated to special features of optical thin films and coatings, like plasmonic effects for optical applications, scattering in random structures, thin film properties at short wave-lengths, thermal radiation control, and color effects. Chapters in part three offers information on recent developments on fim materials, starting with organic films and coatings, sufrace multipasmonics with non-homogeneous thin films, and optical films containing quantum dots. The fourth section cover applications, and represents almost half of the book. Contributing authors review antireflection coatings on plastic, protective coatings for optical surfaces, applications in displays and lighting, photovoltaic cells, security devices, coatings in high-intensity femtosecond laser, coatings in large facilities involving lasers and space, automotive and building applications, transparent conductive coatings, and the behavior of optical coatings in space.