The Physics of Thin Film Optical Spectra

An Introduction

  • Olaf┬áStenzel

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Pages 1-6
  3. Classical Description of the Interaction of Light with Matter

  4. Interface Reflection and Interference Phenomena in Thin Film Systems

  5. Semiclassical Description of the Interaction of Light with Matter

  6. Basics of Nonlinear Optics

    1. Pages 255-259
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-277

About this book


The book is intended to bridge the gap between fundamental physics courses (such as optics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and solid state physics) and highly specialized literature on the spectroscopy, design, and application of optical thin film coatings. Basic knowledge from the above-mentioned courses is therefore presumed. Starting from fundamental physics, the book enables the reader derive the theory of optical coatings and to apply it to practically important spectroscopic problems. Both classical and semiclassical approaches are included. Examples describe the full range of classical optical coatings in various spectral regions as well as highly specialized new topics such as rugate filters and resonant grating waveguide structures.


Quantum mechanics STEM basics electrodynamics mechanics optics spectroscopy thin film thin films

Authors and affiliations

  • Olaf┬áStenzel
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institut Angewandte Optik und FeinmechanikJenaGermany

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