© 2003

Optical Interference Coatings

  • Norbert Kaiser
  • Hans K. Pulker
  • First book on optical coatings on the market


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Peter Vukusic
    Pages 1-34
  3. Carl G. Ribbing
    Pages 35-58
  4. Alexander V. Tikhonravov
    Pages 81-104
  5. Martin Friz, Friedrich Waibel
    Pages 105-130
  6. Hans K. Pulker
    Pages 131-153
  7. Günter Bräuer
    Pages 155-180
  8. Detlev Ristau
    Pages 181-205
  9. Georg N. Strauss
    Pages 207-229
  10. Ludovic Escoubas, Francois Flory
    Pages 231-255
  11. Roland Thielsch
    Pages 257-279
  12. Christopher J. Stolz, François Y. Génin
    Pages 309-333
  13. Alexandre Gatto
    Pages 335-358
  14. Ludvik Martinu, Jolanta E. Klemberg-Sapieha
    Pages 359-391
  15. Gabriel Tempea, Vladislav Yakovlev, Ferenc Krausz
    Pages 393-422
  16. Li Li
    Pages 423-454
  17. Ric P. Shimshock
    Pages 479-480

About this book


Interference coatings are an essential part of modern optics. This book is designed to give a concise but complete overview of the field, with contributions written by leading experts in the various areas. Topics include design, materials, film growth, deposition including large area, characterization and monitoring, and mechanical stress. The authors also describe applications in astronomy, microcomponents, DUV/VUV, EUV/X, ultrafast optics, displays, and ultrasensitive fluorescence. Furthermore, laser-resistant coatings and coatings for free-electron lasers and plastic optics are covered. The book concludes with chapters on photonic structures as interference devices and on the brilliant world of natural coatings.


Dielectric thin films Interference coatings Metall Metallic thin films Optical coatings Thin films for optics X-Ray astronomy coating electron laser interference laser optics thin film thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Kaiser
    • 1
  • Hans K. Pulker
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-InstitutAngewandte Optik FeinmechanikJenaGermany
  2. 2.Institut für IonenphysikUniversität InnbruckInnbruckAustria

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