Optical Thin Films and Coatings: From Materials to Applications, Second Edition, provides an overview of thin film materials and their properties, design and manufacture across a wide variety of application areas. Sections explore their design and manufacture and their unconventional features, including the scattering properties of random structures in thin films, optical properties at short wavelengths, thermal properties and color effects. Other chapters focus on novel materials, including organic optical coatings, surface multiplasmonics, optical thin films containing quantum dots, and optical coatings, including laser components, solar cells, displays and lighting, and architectural and automotive glass.
The book presents a technical resource for researchers and engineers working with optical thin films and coatings. It is also ideal for professionals in the security, automotive, space and other industries who need an understanding of the topic.
Dr Angela Piegari is Head of the Optical Coatings Laboratory at ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Italy. Francois Flory is Professor at Ecole Centrale Marseille and performs his research at the Institut Materiaux, Microelectronique et Nanosciences de Provence, France.
Part 1: Design and manufacturing of optical thin films and coatings 1. Recent Developments in deposition techniques for optical thin films and coatings 2. Design of complex optical coatings 3. Optical Monitoring strategies for optical coating manufacturing 4. Production strategies for high-precision optical coatings Part 2: Unconventional features of optical thin films and coatings 5. Complex materials with plasmonic effects for optical thin film applications 6. Scattering properties of random structures in thin films 7. Optical properties of thin film materials at short wavelengths 8. Controlling thermal radiation from surfaces 9. Color in Optical Coatings Part 3: Novel materials for optical thin films and coatings 10. Organic Optical Coatings 11. Surface Multiplasmonics with periodically non-homogenous thin films 12. Optical Thin Films Containing quantum dots Part 4: Applications of optical thin films and coatings 13. Optical Coatings on plastic for antireflection purposes 14. Protective coatings for optical surfaces 15. Optical Coatings for displays and lighting 16. Innovative Approaches in Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells 17. Optical Coatings for Security and Authentication Devices 18. Optical Coatings for high-intensity femtosecond lasers 19. Optical Coatings for large facilities 20. Optical coatings for automotive and building applications 21. Transparent conductive thin films 22. Optical coatings in the space environment