Manufacturing Coating development for optical instrumentation
Optical devices are addressing an ever-increasing number of industrial and research applications: imaging and vision, health care, security, space, telecommunications, transportation, industrial process control, laser fusion, solar energy utilisation etc. As users demand increasingly higher levels of performance optical systems designers and manufacturers are faced with growing challenges. This overview will be devoted to coatings, with special emphasis on the latest developments in the fields of optical instrumentation. Examples of theoretical, experimental, and technological aspects will cover both fundamental and applied research, as well as development, practical techniques and applications.