OptiReOpt

OptiReOpt is another member of OptiLayer software family. OptiReOpt is specifically developed for a real-time support of manufacture of multilayer optical coatings in deposition plants with on-line spectral photometric monitoring. OptiReOpt can be used for monitoring depositions of coating layers. It can be also used for the on-line compensation of manufacturing errors. These purposes are achieved by the access to powerful OptiLayer mathematical routines from virtually any external software.

OptiReOpt is essentially different from other programs of OptiLayer software family (OptiLayer, OptiChar, OptiRE). It does not have standard OptiLayer interface. OptiReOpt is arranged as a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) and therefore is able to be embedded into any environment supporting DLL calls. Among these environments are:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio version 6.0 (C++, Visual Basic)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005-2019 (C++, C#, Visual Basic)
  • Embarcadero C++ Builder (any version)
  • Embarcadero Delphi (version 5.0 and higher)
  • LabVIEW version 5.xx and higher
  • Java (at Windows platform)

OptiReOpt can be used by any customer's control software supporting DLL calls at practically all deposition plants with any type of on-line spectral photometric devices. Special attention was paid to providing convenient OptiReOpt application in the LabVIEW environment, because this software tool is often used for the implementation of deposition control software.

OptiReOpt DLL functions provide access to unique OptiLayer mathematical routines and due to this fact OptiReOpt has outstanding computational efficiency. Even in the case of coatings with dozens of layers computations are so fast that reliable determination of parameters of deposited layers and re-optimization of parameters of remaining layers does not require interrupting the deposition process. It is recommended to use a system running under Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit versions).

Several examples of the successful implementation of OptiReOpt can be found here: