Dates: March 26 - 28, 2019
Location: Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V, Hollerithallee 8, Hannover, Germany
23th European OptiLayer Workshop “Optical Coatings for Modern Applications” will provide a great opportunity for you to get acquainted with OptiLayer Software and to be informed about newest software features including the most recent version 12.83 that has been released in October 2018.
|Participants may bring their design or characterization problems! We will find time during the workshop to discuss your problem confidentially!|
Who should participate?
|The workshop is oriented toward attendees working in various fields of thin film optical coatings including those who have little to no experience in OptiLayer software. Experienced OptiLayer users are also welcome to gain the most recent knowledge in thin films. To meet requirements of the broad audience the 23th European OptiLayer workshop is organized in a format including one beginner’s day and two intermediate/advanced days. New: Design Class for advanced users on 27th March 2019.|
What will you learn?
During Beginner’s session you will learn basic principles and ideas of OptiLayer software. Using practical exercises, you will be able to create your own thin film materials, substratse, designs, evaluate spectral characteristics of the most widely used types of optical coatings and design coatings with desired spectral properties. By the end of the first day, you will also learn how to import measurement data and to perform characterization of thin films and multilayer coatings using spectral photometric data.
The next two days of the course (Advanced session) will cover the main issues and the most recent advances related to the design and production of optical coatings. It will be demonstrated how OptiLayer meets the customers' requests. OptiLayer Team will be able to solve design/characterization problems on the fly!
We are looking forward to seeing you in Hannover!
Your OptiLayer Team
Accommodation: Participants book hotel rooms by themselves. The list of recommended hotels and location are here.
|Tuesday, March 26th, 2018||Beginner's day|
|09:10||Basic principles of OptiLayer software, evaluation of coatings|
|13:30||Import and export of data in OptiLayer software|
|Wednesday, March 27th 2018|
|09:00||General-purpose design techniques and practical aspects of designing|
|09:45||Production-friendly design techniques (thin layer removal, design cleaner, random optimization, variator, specifications)|
|10:50||Advanced design/evaluation tools: stacks, cone angles, line widths, optimization of absorption, robust synthesis, floating constants in targets, integral targets, sensitivity-directed refinement, wavefront/taper analysis|
|11:45||Color evaluation, design of coatings for color applications and architecture glass|
|13:20||Design of multilayers for ultrafast applications, including multi-coating design and pulse analysis|
|14:05||Design of WDM, narrow band pass filters, and high reflectors|
|15:10||Demonstrations of OptiLayer design tools/Advanced design class|
|15:55||Demonstrations of OptiLayer design tools/Advanced design class|
|16:45||Invited talk: Broadband monitoring (Sebastian Schlichting, LZH)|
|18:00||Workshop reception (dinner will be provided)|
|Thursday, March 28th 2018|
|09:00||Advanced characterization of single layers on the basis of spectral photometric and spectral ellipsometric data|
|09:45||Post-production characterization of multilayer optical coatings|
|10:50||Advanced post-production characterization of multilayer coatings (quasi-random errors, colors, U- and g-values, variator, multi-scan data processing, evolutionary algorithm, vacuum materials, specifications)|
|11:45||Overview of monitoring techniques for optical coating production (generation of monitoring spreadsheets)|
|13:30||Pre-production error analysis and simulation options|
|14:15||Implementation of OptiRE into design-production chains (COM automation)|
|15:20||OptiReOpt library for control of production with broad band optical monitoring|