Special Issue "Design, Manufacturing and Measurement of Optical Film Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Interests: optical coatings of metamaterials; dielectric anisotropic thin films; novel polarization devices; surface plasmon resonance; 2-D and 3-D nanosculptured thin film
Optical coatings have been widely applied in various optical devices to perform antireflection, high reflection, beam splitting, and bandpass filtering. Due to rapid progress of science and engineering, optical coatings are desired that offer more advanced performances, such as ultra-thin perfect absorption, perfect phase retardation, and wide angle bandpass filtering. It is expected that diverse nanostructures and more materials appear in coatings to support various needs. In order to detect the optical properties of thin films, new techniques for measuring complex structured thin films have also been developed.
Potential topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
(1) Novel applications in light harvest, lighting, 3D recognition, bio-sensing and display
(2) Design, fabrication and application for layered metamaterials
(3) New measurement and analysis for nanostructured thin films
(4) Novel function prediction based on precise simulations
(5) Bio-mimic and bio-inspired optical coatings
Contributions to this Special Issue are welcomed on all subjects related to including design, manufacturing and measurement of manufacturing of optical thin film coatings. Especially, welcome are papers that raise new questions and new possibilities or examine old problems from a new angle.
Prof. Yi-Jun Jen
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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