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


OptiLayer allows designing stacks - systems of the substrates covered by optical coatings. You can specify a sequence of the substrates and what sides should be covered by multilayer coatings. You can apply all OptiLayer algorithms in order to design multilayers of the stack.It is possible to specify incident medium and exit medium.

Example: a stack consists of three substrates (B270, BK7and F5). It is required to design AR coatings for each surface.

Schematic of the stack consisting of three substrates of 1mm, 1 mm and 2mm thickness. The gaps of 2mm and 3 mm between the gaps are filled with Air.

antireflection coatings

OptiLayer allows you to define identical coatings at all surfaces.In this case you start with the same design.

Schematic of the stack consisting of three substrates covered with identical 12-layer AR coatings. Design process takes some seconds only. Layers are numbered starting from the substrate side.

antirecflection coating

Reflectance of the uncoated substrates shown above.

thin film design

Reflectance of the stack shown above.

antireflection design


OptiLayer allows you to specify different coatings at each surface. Five AR coatings (12, 13, 12, 8 and 8-layer) are designed for three substrates depicted above.

Such calculations are more time consuming because more layers are involved.

Design process of a stack with AR coatings in illustrated at YouTube YouTube 

antireflection design


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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