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.
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.