5th Edition

Thin-Film Optical Filters




ISBN 9781138198241
Published December 21, 2017 by CRC Press
664 Pages 461 B/W Illustrations

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Praise for prior editions

"an excellent treatise of thin film coatings, explaining how to produce all sorts of different filters selected according to the function they are required to play… an indispensable text for every filter manufacturer and user and an excellent guide for students." ―Contemporary Physics

"essential reading for all those involved in the design, manufacture, and application of optical coatings" ―Materials World

"a must-have addition to the library of any optical thin-film theorist or practitioner" ―SVC News

This book is quite simply the Bible for the field of optical thin films. It gives the most complete introduction to thin film optical coatings addressed to manufacturers and users alike. This fifth edition offers a complete update on current design, manufacture, performance, and applications. New topics include absorbers and coherent perfect absorbers, photonic crystals, and metamaterials for optical coating. The author has also made substantial additions on scattering, composite materials, wire grid polarizers, laser damage, and applications.

H. Angus Macleod is President of Thin Film Center Inc., in Tucson, Arizona, and Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. His professional honors include a Gold Medal from SPIE, the Esther Hoffman Beller Medal from the Optical Society of America, and the Nathaniel H. Sugerman Memorial Award from the Society of Vacuum Coaters.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Basic Theory

Theoretical Techniques

Antireflection Coatings

Neutral Mirrors and Beam Splitters

Multilayer High-Reflectance Coatings

Edge Filters and Notch Filters

Band-Pass Filters

Tilted Dielectric Coatings

More on Tilted Coatings

Other Topics: From Rugate Filters to Photonic Crystals

Color in Optical Coatings

Production Methods

Material Properties

Composite, Birefringent and Metamaterials

Some Coating Properties Important in Systems

Specification of Filters and Coatings

Characteristics of Thin-Film Dielectric Materials

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Biography

H. Angus Macleod is President of Thin Film Center Inc., in Tucson, Arizona, and Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Macleod is a graduate of Glasgow University and has been granted honorary doctoral degrees from the Council for National Academic Awards (London) and the University of Aix-Marseille in France. He is the author of over 200 academic publications, and has taught courses on optical topics all over the world, with class audiences ranging from one person to over two hundred people. He specializes in teaching techniques for understanding and logical thinking that avoid complicated theory without oversimplification.

Dr. Macleod is the recipient of numerous professional honors, including the Gold Medal (1987) from SPIE, the Esther Hoffman Beller Medal (1997) from the Optical Society of America, the Nathaniel H. Sugerman Memorial Award (2002) from the Society of Vacuum Coaters, and the Senator Award (2008) from the European Vacuum Coaters.