CO5Thin layers optics: introduction

New program
Level: Basic

Senior technicians or engineers wishing to specify, design, realize, characterize or use optical thin film components



Language of the training: French
Maximum capacity: 12
Price: 1100 € HT -
Duration: 2 days - 14 h
  • Understand the physical principles of optical components based on thin layers
  • Learn to establish a specification for the different optical thin film components
  • Design stacks of thin optical layers for simple functions
  • Estimate the robustness of a component with respect to experimental errors and associated production efficiency
  • Choose an appropriate filing or characterization method to address a specific problem
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Thin layers optics: introduction
Addressed topics

Fundamental principles of thin optical layers

Optical functions: Anti-glare, multi-dielectric mirrors, filters, dichroic, separators, polarizers

Thin film deposition technique (PVD and CVD methods)

Characterization methods for optical thin films

The program

Fundamentals of optical thin films

  • Calculations of optical properties of thin films
  • Thin film deposits: comparison of the main methods
  • Optical thin film analysis techniques

Optical thin film coatings design

  • Materials for subtrates and thin layers
  • The main optical thin film components
  • Specification and optimization of optical coatings
  • Control of optical coatings

Put into practice with simulation software

  • Numerical simulation of the main optical functions
  • Optimization of optical thin film coatings to meet specifications
Methodology and assessment

Lectures and exercises

Practical work on a computer and visit of a of Thin Layer Optics laboratory

Next session: date to be defined

  • June 15, 2021 to June 16, 2021 CO5 | Thin layers optics: introduction Palaiseau
Pedagogical manager(s):
  • Franck Delmotte - Professor at Institut d'Optique

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