Optical Interference Coatings (OIC)

19 - 24 June 2016
Loews Ventana Canyon , Tucson, Arizona, USA

Topic Categories

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