Inorganic optical dielectric films

John A. Woollam

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Dielectric coatings have been in use for a very long time, yet today they represent a steadily growing world-wide industry. A wide range of materials, and applications from the near ultraviolet into the infrared are in use, or under development. This paper is a brief survey, including references to the literature, and a discussion of materials diagnostics. Discussed is the microstructure, optical constants and their relationship as determined especially by optical measurements. This paper emphasizes the materials science aspects rather than applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1028607
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 8 1996
EventInorganic Optical Materials: A Critical Review 1996 - Denver, United States
Duration: Aug 4 1996Aug 9 1996


  • Extinction coefficient
  • Index of refraction
  • Microstructure
  • Optical dielectric films
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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