Optical Interference Coatings (OIC) Conference

Source: https://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/topical_meetings/optical_interference_coatings/

Source: https://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/topical_meetings/optical_interference_coatings/

Event Date: 
June 2, 2019 to June 7, 2019
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Held every 3 years, the OIC Conference has served for the past four decades as the premier conference on optical interference coatings. Scientists, researchers, engineers, and students from all around the world attend to present, learn, and exchange ideas about the latest advancements in the field. OIC 2019 will cover all aspects of optical coatings, including fundamental research on coating design theory, materials, deposition methods, characterization technologies, and applications in electronic displays, optical communication, high-power and ultra-fast lasers, sensing, solar cells, low-emissivity coatings, optical instruments, and space.

Like its predecessors, OIC 2019 will consist of 5 days of oral and poster presentations.  None of the sessions are held in parallel, so attendees can listen to a short presentation on every paper and then choose to visit the posters of greatest interest.  Each session is led off by invited talks by world leading experts.  The conference also includes three problem contests that demonstrate the start-of-art capability in the design, manufacturing, and measurement of optical coatings; short courses that cater to the needs of beginning through advanced levels; a 4-day technical exhibition by companies to display their latest products; and a special evening technical presentation.  The conference provides ample opportunities for informal discussions and networking.

Topic Categories:

1. Deposition Process Technologies

  • Process control, monitoring, and automation
  • Low-and high-energy deposition techniques
  • Industrial sputtered metal and dielectric coatings
  • Pulsed deposition processes
  • Novel deposition methods
  • Substrate cleaning, coating post-treatment techniques, and contamination
  • Patterning processes for coatings and filters

2. Applications

  • Coatings for sensing: Lidar, gas, fluorescence, Raman scattering, etc.
  • Coatings for energy management:  solar cell and low-emissivity (low-e) coatings
  • Coatings for micro- and nanostructures, meta materials, and photonic crystals
  • Coatings for micro-opto-electro-mechanical-systems (MOEMS)
  • Coatings for displays and lighting applications
  • Coatings for biological and medical applications
  • Coatings for astronomy, space, and gravitational wave detection
  • Coatings for aerospace and defense applications
  • Coatings for short wavelengths:  ultraviolet (UV), extreme ultraviolet (EUV or XUV), and x-ray
  • Coatings for visible wavelengths
  • Coatings for near and far IR spectral regions
  • Coatings for polarization management
  • Coatings for security and decorative applications
  • Coatings for telecom and datacom applications
  • Coatings for color management and ophthalmology
  • Coatings on plastics and flexible substrates
  • Coatings for automotive applications
  • Coatings for ultrafast lasers
  • Coatings for extreme light and lasers
  • Coatings for novel advanced applications

3. Coating and Substrate Materials

  • Smart materials (nonlinear, electrochromic, electroluminescent, etc.)
  • Micro- and nanostructures, metamaterials, and photonic crystals
  • Organic coatings
  • Metal coatings
  • Transparent conductive coatings
  • Composite material coatings
  • Unusual coating and substrate materials  

4. Characterization and Properties of Coatings

  • Optical properties:  transmission, reflection, absorption, and scattering
  • Birefringence and nonlinearity
  • Optical and nonoptical thin film characterization techniques
  • Micro-and nanostructure properties
  • Fundamentals of thin film growth and simulations 
  • Mechanical and tribological properties:  stress, hardness, adhesion, and cohesion
  • Mechanical thermal noise and energy dissipation
  • Color properties and luminescence
  • Thermal properties
  • Environmental stability and testing
  • Laser-induced damage
  • Postproduction characterization

5. Design of Coatings

  • Analytical and computer-based design techniques
  • Deposition and manufacturing simulations
  • Design of coatings for polarization control
  • Design of coatings for phase control:  ultrafast laser coatings
  • Design of nanostructured coatings, metamaterials, and metasurfaces
  • Design of coatings incorporating inhomogeneous, anisotropic, or nonlinear materials 
  • Design of coatings for waveguides, fibers, and laser facet coatings