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. More information will be available 10 month prior to the event dates.

Held every three years, the OIC meeting has served for the past four decades as the premier conference on the topic of optical interference coatings. Scientists, researchers, engineers and students from all around the world attend to present, learn, and exchange ideas about the latest advancements in the field. OIC 2019 will cover all aspects of optical coatings, including fundamental research on coating design theory, materials, deposition methods, characterization technologies, and applications in electronic displays, optical communication, high power and ultra-fast lasers, sensing, solar cells, low-emissivity coatings, optical instruments, and space.
Like its predecessors, OIC 2019 will consist of five days of oral and poster presentations.  None of the sessions are held in parallel, so attendees can listen to a short presentation on every paper and then choose to visit the posters of greatest interest.  Each session is led off by invited talks by world leading experts. The conference also includes: three problem contests that demonstrate the start-of-art capability in the design, manufacturing and measurement of optical coatings; short courses that cater to the needs of beginning through advanced levels; a four-day technical exhibition by companies to display their latest products; a special evening technical presentation. The conference provides ample opportunities for informal discussions and networking.


OSA - The Optical Society