Recent Literature

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The following literature deals mainly with the design of thin films:

Recent Books

  • Thin-Film Optical Filters, 4th Edition, by H. Angus Macleod. CRC Press, 2010.
    ISBN 1420073028. To order, contact

  • Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, Volume IV: Optical Properties of Materials, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Optics, 2009, Michael Bass, Ed.
    Five volumes. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071498923. Order from Amazon
    Chapter 7, "Optical Properties of Films and Coatings", by J.A. Dobrowolski.

  • Practical Design and Production of Optical Thin Films, Second Edition, by Ronald R. Willey. 2007. ISBN 978-0-6151-7532-4. To order, contact

  • Practical Monitoring and Control of Optical Thin Films, Second Edition, by Ronald R. Willey. 2007. ISBN 978-0-6151-8144-8. To order, contact

  • Field Guide to Optical Thin Films, by Ronald R. Willey. SPIE, 2006.
    ISBN 0-8194-6218-7. To order, contact, Amazon

  • Optical Coating Technology, by Philip W. Baumeister. SPIE, 2004.
    ISBN 0-8194-5313-7. To order, contact Amazon

  • Handbook of Optical Materials, by Marvin J. Weber. CRC, 2003.
    ISBN 0-8493-3512-4. To order, contact

  • Optical Interference Coatings, by Norbert Kaiser and H.K. Pulker, Editors. Springer, 2003. ISBN 3-5400-0364-9. To order, contact

  • Omnidirectional Optical Filters, by Vladimir Kochergin. Kluwer, 2003.
    ISBN 1-4020-7386-0. To order, contact

  • Thin Films on Glass, by H. Bach and D. Krause, Editors, Springer, 1997.
    ISBN 3-540-58597-4. To order, contact

  • Thin Film Technology Handbook, by Aicha Elshabini-Riad and Fred D. Barlow, McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN 0070190259. To order, contact

  • Thin Film Colour Sensors, by Daniel P. Poenar, PhD thesis, Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands), June 20, 1996. 232 pages.

  • Thin Films for Optical Coatings, 1995, R.E. Hummel and K.H. Guenther, Eds. CRC Press.
    ISBN 0-8493-2484-X. For more information, contact Amazon

  • Design of Optical Interference Coatings, 1989, Alfred Thelen.
    Originally published by McGraw-Hill, Alfred Thelen has made this book available at no cost. See his website for a link to the PDF file (1.6 MB). Thelen, a leader in field, passed away in April 2010.

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