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When coating is your business you need more than
user-friendly thin film design software. You need the
FilmStar Development System. From web graphics to
design proposals to manufacturing to quality assurance,
FilmStar supports all aspects of the
Did we mention that the Development System is included
in all FilmStar programs at no extra charge?
Only FilmStar controls multiple new and legacy
spectrophotometers and supports database solutions for
securely keeping track of QA results.
One Program - Many Instruments...a
e-adverts and videos
to discover how FilmStar benefits organizations and recharges careers in optical
thin films. When success demands automation, FilmStar
makes it easy as shown on
Contour plots...FilmStar includes professional graphics for proposals, web pages,
PowerPoints, QA documents, etc.
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Newly updated contour plots
display optical properties as a function of wavelength
and angle. Click here
to see how easy it is to exchange data with Excel and
thereby visualize differences between designs or between
calculated and measured spectra. This capability is even
included in the FilmStar DESIGN
Excel extends optical coating
Laser Focus World, April 2014
savvy Excel users accomplish more with optical thin film
design and measurement software. Sure, there's some
learning involved, but that's the price of productivity!
Read the article and
Excel workbooks to try for yourself. For a quick
overview watch Dave Taddeo's
YouTube video. You have Excel, so why
not do more with it?
Ellipsometry vs. spectrophotometry?? VASE
ARTA?? One is heavily advertised, the other you've
probably never heard of. The budget doesn't allow both.
What should you do?
Obviously it depends: metals, dielectrics, multilayers?
You need a way to compare ellipsometry with
This might help.
That's why FilmStar recently extended its ellipsometry
functions with new plots and reapplied
Reliablity of Inverse
Synthesis to ellipsometric targets.
Uploaded examples enable users to verify results.
Click here to learn more. (The green curve in the
image at left shows Delta vs. Psi at 60°.)
PerkinElmer Frontier FTIR...FTG simplifies FTIR operation and supports QA automation with its
server is compatible with all PE FTIR models after GX.
Optical engineers should specify the Optica model and
The FTG Spectrum 10 Server even supports other software,
notably Excel as in
to learn more about the stability of FTIR and other
a new coating chamber? Need higher yields? Training technicians
and engineers? Wondering if automation can lower costs? Get the
help you need from a qualified thin film consultant!
ThinFilmExperts.com is an
association of recognized experts in high vacuum thin film technology,
emphasizing but not limited to optical coating. Each Expert offers
it's more important than ever to solve problems, implement new
solutions, and upgrade capabilities as quickly and economically as
possible. Contact an Expert today!
Practical Design and Production
of Optical Thin Films
Ronald R. Willey, Instructor
This one-week course, for both new
and experienced coating
engineers, utilizes FilmStar in design and
Click here for a course introduction on YouTube.
Edgewater Inn, Charlevoix, MI USA
2016 Dates: March 14-18, June 6-10
September 12-16, December 5-9
Can't attend? Self-study packages including
books and course videos are now available.
For further information please contact Ron Willey
(+1 231-237-9392) or visit willeyoptical.com.
can also be accessed via
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