This is a very important book for designers, users and manufacturers of optical thin films.

Written by an expert on optical thin films, who has a large amount of experience in designing and manufacturing thin films and in teaching, the book assumes that readers have a good knowledge of university-level mathematics. It gives a complete description of optical thin films from introduction, through a complete mathematical discussion with design examples, to production.

The important topics covered in the book include antireflection coatings, neutral mirrors, beam splitters, multilayer high-reflectance coating and bandpass filters. This is an essential reference for anyone interested in optical thin films.

Review by Darko Vasiljevic, associate research professor, Photonics Center, Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia

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