Consumer electronics, semiconductor lithography, medicine, life sciences, solar energy, architecture, aerospace, automotive, telecommunications and quantum devices are pushing the boundaries of optical thin-film technology far beyond the current possibilities of established deposition processes and production strategies. Coating technologies are among the basic technologies in optics that directly determine the function and performance of optical systems. Optical coatings offer the ability to tailor the properties of surfaces to meet the diverse needs of modern and future applications. The market for it are above all anti-reflective coatings, Verspiegelungen, filters, polarizers and beam splitters.
The workshop ”Sputtering for Precision Optics” uses practical examples to show which sputtering technology is most suitable for which application. In his lecture, Dr. Andreas Pflug, head of the Simulation group at the Fraunhofer IST, will present his results on the model-based production of optical filters on curved lens surfaces.