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OptiLayer:  Your Partner in Design and Post-Production Characterization of Optical Coatings


OptiLayer – Your partner in design, analysis, post-production characterization of optical coatings and on-line support of optical coatings production

The OptiLayer software suite is the fastest, most powerful and comprehensive software tool set in the area of Optical coatings.

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Features of the newest version 12.83 are available

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Operation Ranges:

OptiLayer software operates in any spectral and angular range. Spectral parameters can be specified in nm, A, µm, cm-1, eV, keV, 2π/cm, µm-1, THz, GHz and g-numbers..

OptiLayer evaluates color properties in all existing color spaces (CIE xyz, CIE L*b*, CIE H0LC, CIE L*u*v*, Hunter Lab) and Color Rendering Index.

OptiLayer provides the design, evaluation and reliable characterization of coatings composed of various materials:

  • dielectrics,
  • metals,
  • metal-dielectric,
  • ITO, TCO,
  • mixtures

Data Exchange:

OptiLayer supports the import of data from all widely used spectrophotometers and ellipsometers:

  • Agilent Cary,
  • Perkin Elmer,
  • Woollam,
  • Hitachi,
  • JASCO,
  • Horiba,
  • Sentech,
  • Sopra, 
  • as well as any ASCII file.


  • LZH *.dsg files
  • Leybold Monitoring Spreadsheets
OptiLayer provides the export of results in a wide set of graphical and text formats. 
  • Visit OptiLayer at Photonics West!  OptiLayer will be at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition in San Francisco, February 5, 6 and 7, 2019.  We invite you to visit us at Booth 4082.  Dr. John Bellum will be on hand to demonstrate the optical coating design and analysis capabilities of OptiLayer Thin Film Software, and to answer your questions. For the convenience of your schedule, you can make an appointment to meet with him at Photonics West by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 505-514-8584.
  • OptiLayer participates in the Exhibition in the frame of OSA Optical Interference Coatings, 2-7 June 2019, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, USA

OptiLayer Core Expertise:

OptiLayer allows the designing of all types of multilayers in accordance with desired specifications, among them:

Workshops calendar:

  • European OptiLayer Workshop will be held on 26-28 March 2019 at the Laser Zentrum Hannover, Germany.  Agenda is here.
  • North American OptiLayer Workshop will be held on 11-13 June 2019 at at the Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science at University of New Mexico, USA. The details are here.


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Easy to start

Icons 100x100 1OptiLayer provides user-friendly interface and a variety of examples allowing even a beginner to effectively start to design and characterize optical coatings.        Read more...

Docs / Support

Icons 100x100 2Comprehensive manual in PDF format and e-mail support help you at each step of your work with OptiLayer.



Icons 100x100 3If you are already an experienced user, OptiLayer gives your almost unlimited opportunities in solving all problems arising in design-production chain. Visit our publications page and challenge page.


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