Optical Interference Coatings (OIC)

Optical Interference Coatings (OIC)

Optical Interference Coatings (OIC)

The world's premier meeting for the global technical interchange in the field of optical interference coatings.

This meeting serves as a focal point for global technical interchange in the field of optical interference coatings. It will include papers on the latest results in research, development and the application of optical coatings. The general areas to be reported on include technologies used in deposition and process control, advances in materials as well as the properties of the various materials used as substrates and as coatings,the latest techniques used for the characterization of optical coatings, advances in computer and analytical design techniques, and the application of optical coatings for solar energy, lighting, display, nano-structures, biological, decorative, laser, lithography, and astronomical applications to mention a few uses.

The conference, like its predecessors, meets every three years and represents an important forum in which the latest advancements in the broad area of optical coatings from research to applications are reported. The format of the meeting includes invited papers by leaders in the field, oral presentations and poster sessions with ample discussion periods. There are no parallel sessions.


1. Deposition Process Technologies
2. Applications
3. Coating and Substrate Materials
4. Characterization and Properties of Coatings
5. Design of Coatings


1. Deposition Process Technologies
  •     Process control, monitoring, and automation
  •     Low and high energy deposition techniques
  •     Industrial sputtered metal and dielectric coatings
  •     Pulsed deposition processes
  •     Novel deposition methods
  •     Substrate cleaning, coating post-treatment techniques and contamination

2. Applications
  •     Coatings for solar utilization, environmental control, energy management
  •     Coatings for nanostructures and photonic crystals
  •     Coatings for Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MOEMS)
  •     Coatings for displays and lighting applications
  •     Coatings for biological and medical applications
  •     Coatings for astronomical, space, aerospace, and defence applications
  •     Coatings for short wavelengths EUV, XUV, UV
  •     Coatings for visible wavelengths
  •     Coatings for near and far IR spectral regions
  •     Coatings for polarization management
  •     Coatings for security and decorative applications
  •     Coatings for telecommunication components
  •     Coatings for ophthalmology
  •     Coatings on plastics and flexible substrates
  •     Coatings for automotive applications
  •     Coatings for extreme light and lasers
  •     Coatings for novel advanced applications

3. Coating and Substrate Materials
  •     Smart materials (nonlinear, electrochromic, electroluminescent, metamaterial, etc.)
  •     Organic coatings
  •     Metal coatings
  •     Transparent conductive coatings
  •     Composite material coatings
  •     Unusual coating and substrate materials, nanostructures

4. Characterization and Properties of Coatings
  •     Fundamentals and simulation of thin film growth
  •     Simulation of microstructures and properties
  •     Optical and diffractive properties
  •     Scattering, absorption, and birefringence
  •     Micro and nanostructure properties
  •     Mechanical and tribological properties
  •     Color and luminescence
  •     Stress, adhesion, and cohesion
  •     Thermal properties
  •     Environmental stability
  •     Laser induced damage
  •     Optical and non-optical thin film characterization techniques
  •     Postproduction characterization

5. Design of Coatings
  •     Computer and analytical design techniques
  •     Computational manufacturing
  •     Design of coatings for polarization control
  •     Multilayers and structured surfaces
  •     Structured and waveguide coatings
Claude Amra, Fresnel InstitutFranceMultidielectrics for Giant Over-intensity

Debasish Banerjee, Toyota Research Institute of North America, United StatesOmnidirectional Structural Color Pigments for Automotive Application

Stefan Bruns, Fraunhofer ISTGermanyMagnetron Sputtering of Precision Optical Coatings Enabled by Process Stability of Rotatable Cathodes

Sheng-Hui Chen, National Central UniversityTaiwanThin Film Solar Cells

Angela Duparre, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied OpticsGermanyOIC 2016 Measurement Problem

Martin M. Fejer, Stanford University, USA, Thermal Noise in Mirror Coatings for Gravitational Wave Detection

Karen Hendrix, Viavi SolutionsUnited StatesLinear Variable Filters for NASA's OVIRS Program: Pushing the Envelope of Blocking

Jennifer Kruschwitz, University of RochesterUnited StatesOIC 2016 Design Problem Contest

Michel Lequime, Institut Fresnel - UMR 7249FranceWide-range Multimodal Characterization of the Optical Properties of Complex Thin-film Filters

H. Angus Macleod, Thin Film Center Inc.United StatesOIC 40th Anniversary Special Presentation: Optical Interference

Andrius Melninkaitis, Vilnius University Laser Research CenterLithuaniaTime Resolved Damage Effects

Hiroshi Murotani, Tokai University, JapanHighly Adhesive Optical Thin Film Coatings on Plastic Substrates

Steven Penn, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, USADeveloping Mirror Coatings for Future Gravitational Wave Detectors

Vladimir Pervak, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität MunchenGermanyHighly-dispersive Mirrors Reach New Levels of Dispersion

Laurent Pinard, Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, France, The Mirrors used in the LIGO Interferometers for the First-time Detection of Gravitational Waves

Daniel Poitras, National Research Council, CanadaOIC 2016 Manufacturing Problem Contest

Kevin Robbie, Queen's University at KingstonCanadaNanoengineered Coatings by Glancing Angle Deposition

Mathias Schubert, University of Nebraska-LincolnUnited StatesEllipsometry and Nanostructures

Weidong Shen, Zhejiang UniversityChinaAngle Insensitive Color Filters Using Compact Multilayer Film Structures

Adriana Szeghalmi, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaGermanyAtomic Layer Deposition for Optical Applications

Jinlong Zhang, Tongji UniversityChinaHigh Power Laser Coatings

Markus Tilsch, Viavi SolutionsUnited StatesOptical Interference Coatings – Important, Interesting, Undervalued?

General Chair

Detlev RistauLaser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany

Program Chair

Li LiNational Research Council Canada, Canada

International Program Committe (IPC)

Claude Amra, Fresnel Institut, France
James Barrie, The Aerospace Corporation, United States
Hsi-Chao Chen, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Xinbin Cheng, Tongji University, China
Mireille Commandré, Fresnel Institut, France
Svetlana Dligatch, CSIRO Australia, Australia
Angela Duparré, Fraunhofer IOF, Germany
Henrik Ehlers, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Germany
Karen Hendrix, Viavi Solutions Inc., United States
Chang Kwon Hwangbo, Inha University, South Korea
Michael Jacobson, Optical Data Associates, United States
Jennifer Kruschwitz, University of Rochester, United States
Cheng-Chung Lee, National Central University, Taiwan
Bincheng Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Xu Liu, Zhejiang University, China
Roland Loercher, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany
Ludvik Martinu, Ecole Polytechnique, Canada
Carmen Menoni, Colorado State University, United States
Claude Montcalm, Iridian Spectral Technologies, Ltd, Canada
Hiroshi Murotani, Tokai University, Japan
Ekishu Nage, Shincron Co., Ltd, Japan
James Oliver, University of Rochester, United States
Angela Piegari, ENEA, Italy
Robert Sargent, Viavi Solutions Inc., United States
Robert Schaffer, Evaporated Coatings, Inc, United States
Ulrike Schulz, Fraunhofer IOF, Germany
Noriaki Toyoda, University of Hyogo, Japan
Michael Trubetskov, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany
Alfons Zoeller, Bühler Alzenau GmbH, Germany

Advisory Committee

Norbert Kaiser, Fraunhofer IOF, Germany
Angus Macleod, The University of Arizona, United States
Ric Shimshock, MLD Technologies, LLC, United States
Douglas Smith, Plymouth Grating Laboratory, United States
Christopher Stolz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Brian Sullivan, Iridian Spectral Technologies, Canada
Alexander Tikhonravov, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Markus Tilsch, Viavi Solutions Inc.United States
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
Joseph M. Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Monday, 20 June 2016

Biography: Joseph M. Howard completed his Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics in 1999, and continued his research in optical design of unobstructed reflective optic systems for space applications as a Research Associate for the National Research Council at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Following his post-doc he was hired by NASA, and now serves as the lead optical designer for the James Webb Space Telescope Project, an orbiting cryogenic infrared observatory that will take the place of the Hubble Space Telescope. Joe lives with his wife and two children in Washington DC.

 
Optics in Nature – Blue Skies, Bluer Skies, Red Sunsets, Mirages, Snakes, Mosquitoes, Humming Birds, Glaciers and More
Willam Wolfe, University of Arizona, USA
Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Biography: William L. (Bill) Wolfe was born in Yonkers, NY.  He received his BS in physics from Bucknell University and masters in physics and electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.   He worked at the Willow Run Labs and the Electrical Engineering Department of the university until 1966.  He then managed the Electro-Optics Systems Department at Honeywell’s Radiation Center in Lexington, MA.  In 1969 he joined the faculty of what is now The College of Optical Sciences and developed its infrared program.  In 1995 he became Professor Meritless (since they found him out).  He is a Fellow of the Optical Society and former Board member.  He was president of SPIE in 1989, received its president’s medal in 1990 and its gold medal in 1999.  He was recognized by his alma mater for outstanding achievement in his field.  He has consulted with many major companies and served on numerous, government advisory committees.  Professor Wolfe has written six books on technical and non-technical optical subjects and authored or co-authored five handbooks and lectured to lay audiences for the last twenty years.  He occasionally finishes a crossword puzzle and lands a wily trout with the fly rod – and reel and line and tippet and fly.