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


OptiLayer has being developed since 1992 by Prof. Alexander Tikhonravov and Dr. Michael Trubetskov.

The first versions of OptiLayer were developed for DOS operation system. Currently, OptiLayer utilizes the most up-to-date software decisions and has mathematical kernel designed on the highest professional level.

The founders have many years experience in thin film optics and developing models and algorithms for the analysis, design, and characterization of thin films and thin film optical coatings.

OptiLayer became successful due to:

  • Theoretical expertise of the founders in physics, mathematics, mathematical modeling, optimization theory
  • Experience in software development
  • Participation of the founders in several international projects connected with experimental investigation of thin films and optical coatings produced by various deposition techniques
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OptiLayer thin film software consists of three modules: OptiLayer (design, evaluation, monitoring, sinultions), OptiChar (optical characterization of single layers), and OptiRE (post-production characterization and reverse engineering of multilayer coatings). All modules are compatible on the database level and can easily exchange data. This is the only thin film software that uses threaded computations. This allows you to interact with the software without interrupting computations and to obtain all other benefits of the modern Windows environment.

Prof. Alexander Tikhonravov is an author of more than 300 papers in the field of multilayer optics and a co-author of the famous book "Basics of Optics of Multilayer Systems." Alexander Tikhonravov graduated from Physics Faculty of Moscow State University in 1970. In 1973 he received his PhD Degree, and in 1986 he received State Doctorate Degree in Physics and Mathematics. Prof. Tikhonravov is OSA Fellow and SPIE member.

Dr. Michael Trubetskov has more than 25 years experience in the field of thin film optics. He is a co-author of more than 200 publications on thin film optics and optimization problems. Michael Trubetskov got his Master Diploma with Honors from Physical Faculty of Moscow State University in 1982. He received his PhD Diploma in 1985 and his State Doctorate Diploma in Physics and Mathematics in 2002. Michael Trubetskov is OSA Senior Member and SPIE senior member.

OptiLayer Core Expertise:

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

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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