Optical interference coatings play as an important role in the progress in optics and photonics. In this article we give a minireview of the evolution of optical interference coatings from the theory, the design, to the manufacture. Some interesting but challenging topics for the future are also discussed.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2012
Published: December 21, 2012
(2013) Advances in Optics and Photonics
Cheng-Chung Lee, "Optical interference coatings for optics and photonics [Invited]," Appl. Opt. 52, 73-81 (2013)