Photonics Handbook
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
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ARTICLE OF THE HOUR Thin-Film Coatings
A Buyers' Guide
The vast majority of optics used in precision scientific, industrial, biomedical and military applications incorporate thin-film coatings on their surfaces. Therefore, it is useful for almost anyone involved in the specification and purchasing of optical components to be familiar with the typical performance characteristics, trade-offs and limitations of coating types as well as have some knowledge of the capabilities of common thin-film production technologies. This article provides an...