Optical Interference Coatings (OIC)

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Optical Interference Coatings (OIC)

19 - 24 June 2016
Loews Ventana Canyon , Tucson, Arizona United States
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.

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2016 OIC Special Technical Session Dedicated to Optical coatings for Gravitational Wave Detections

To mark the first-time successful detection of gravitational wave by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, a special technical session devoted to optical coatings for gravitational wave detections has been planned. In this special technical session, there will be invited talks as well as contributed papers. All aspects of optical coatings for gravitational wave detections will be covered.  For more information on the special session dedicated to gravitational wave detections, click here.  We welcome you to submit a paper to the 2016 conference. To accommodate the special session, the submission deadline has been extended to March 1, 2016.

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Ristau Detlev
Laser Zentrum Hannover
Germany

General Chair
Li Li
National Research Council Canada
Canada

Program Chair
Hotel Reservation 31 May 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 31 May 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 6 June 2016 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 6 June 2016

 
Claude Amra, Fresnel Institut, France, Multidielectrics for Giant Over-intensity

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

Stefan Bruns, Fraunhofer IST, Germany, Magnetron Sputtering of Precision Optical Coatings Enabled by Process Stability of Rotatable Cathodes

Sheng-Hui Chen, National Central University, Taiwan, Thin Film Solar Cells

Angela Duparre, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics, Germany, OIC 2016 Measurement Problem

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

Karen Hendrix, Viavi Solutions, United States, Linear Variable Filters for NASA's OVIRS Program: Pushing the Envelope of Blocking

Jennifer Kruschwitz, University of Rochester, United States, OIC 2016 Design Problem Contest

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

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

Andrius Melninkaitis, Vilnius University Laser Research Center, Lithuania, Time Resolved Damage Effects

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

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

Vladimir Pervak, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munchen, Germany, Highly-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, Canada, OIC 2016 Manufacturing Problem Contest

Kevin Robbie, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, Nanoengineered Coatings by Glancing Angle Deposition

Mathias Schubert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States, Ellipsometry and Nanostructures

Weidong Shen, Zhejiang University, China, Angle Insensitive Color Filters Using Compact Multilayer Film Structures

Adriana Szeghalmi, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Atomic Layer Deposition for Optical Applications

Jinlong Zhang, Tongji University, China, High Power Laser Coatings

Markus Tilsch, Viavi Solutions, United States, Optical Interference Coatings – Important, Interesting, Undervalued?
 
 

OIC Contests

OIC offers three problems for which participants can propose solutions.

Design Problem
Manufacturing Problem
Measurement Problem


Additional information can be found on the OIC Contests Page.
 

Short Courses

Sunday, 19 June, 08:00 - 12:00
SC297 Holistic Approach to the Fabrication of Optical Coating Systems
SC399 Process Concepts of Magnetron Sputtering for Optical Coatings
NEW SC432- Understanding Optical Interference Coatings
NEW SC433 - Spectroscopic Ellipsometry

Sunday, 19 June, 13:00 - 17:00
NEW SC434 - Atomic Layer Deposition for Optical Applications: Refractive and Diffractive Optics
NEW SC435 - Nano-structured Materials: Fundamentals, Potential Applications and Practical Issues
NEW SC436 - Characterization Strategies and Techniques for Optical Interference Coating for Laser Applications
NEW SC437 - Thickness Monitoring and Enhanced Production Strategies for Optical Coatings
 

For more information about Short Courses, visit the Short Courses page.
 

Special Technical Session Dedicated to Optical Coatings for Gravitational Wave Detections

To mark the first-time successful detection of gravitational wave by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, a special technical session will be devoted to optical coatings for gravitational wave detections.  In this special technical session, there will be invited talks as well as contributed papers. All aspects of optical coatings for gravitational wave detections will be covered.  For more information on the Special Session Dedicated to Optical Coatings for Gravitational Wave Detections, click here.


Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Tour at the University of Arizona

Friday, 24 June 
 
Group 1: 12:30 – 15:30   
Group 2: 14:00 – 17:00
 
Advance registration required. No additional fee.
Transportation will be provided. Busses will depart from the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
Closed-toe shoes required. Tours involve walking, climbing stairs and standing.
 
Tour the mirror lab facilities where the largest optics on earth are being molded, ground, and polished for astronomical observatories world-wide. This includes four of the seven, freeform 8.4m mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope that will form a single optical surface with an aperture of 24.5 meters, or 80 feet in diameter, and is scheduled to begin science operations at Las Campanas Peak in Chile in 2023.