Book Reviews

Optical Thin Films and Coatings: From Materials to Applications

Angela Piegari and François Flory, eds.

Woodhead Publishing, 2013; $365.00 (hardcover).

Optical coatings are often critical pieces for entire optical system. This book presents the reader with a delightful stroll through a wealth of diverse topics relating to optical thin films and coatings, including applications to mirrors, beam splitters and filters. The text’s numerous illustrations and examples provide the target audience of researchers, graduate students and engineers with a rich technical resource.

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor in the physics department at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.


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