Achievements and Challenges in the Design and Production of High Quality Optical Coatings

Alexander TIKHONRAVOV  Michael TRUBETSKOV  Ichiro KASAHARA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E91-C   No.10   pp.1622-1629
Publication Date: 2008/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e91-c.10.1622
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Functional Thin Films for Optical Applications)
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Keyword: 
optical coatings,  thin films,  optimization,  error analysis,  monitoring,  computational manufacturing,  

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Summary: 
A new paradigm in the design of optical coatings connected with an outstanding computational efficiency of modern design techniques is discussed. Several other topics including pre-production error analysis, monitoring of coating production, and computational manufacturing of optical coatings are considered.