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The FilmStar DESIGN Free Version is a powerful implementation with fixed indices. It may be all that is required for your purposes. Additional free software acquires and plots Inficon IC/5/6 deposition data.
Go to FilmStar home page FilmStar Optical Thin Film Software is a suite of Windows programs for designing, manufacturing, and measuring optical coatings. Coatings are applied to glass and other surfaces by high vacuum deposition. FilmStar is distinguished by its ease-of-use and connectivity to deposition monitors and spectrophotometers. FilmStar stands alone in the ability of its users to customize and automate.
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Scantraq is a standalone version of FilmStar MEASURE, marketed to chemists and spectroscopists and supporting UV/Vis/IR data acquisition and analysis from current and legacy PerkinElmer and other models. With its built-in development tools, Scantraq provides a powerful alternative to the software supplied by instrument manufacturers. Agilent (HP) 8453 users may be surprised to know that serial (USB) is supported.



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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 business of coating.

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 software for securely keeping track of QA results. One Program - Many Instruments...a cost-reducing no-brainer for sure!

Browse our 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 YouTube.

Contour plots...FilmStar includes superb graphics for proposals, PowerPoint, web pages etc. Click here for a tutorial.

We recently updated DESIGN's interactive contour plots. Noting that images have an artistic quality, we added random colors as illustrated at the right.


Excel extends optical coating
software capabilities


Laser Focus World, April 2014

Learn how 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 download 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 or 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 spectrophotometry!

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 new MEASURE Spectrum 10 Server. The server is compatible with all PE FTIR models after GX. Optical engineers should specify the Optica model and study PE's 983 comparison.

The FTG Spectrum 10 Server even supports other software, notably Excel as in Spectrum10.xlsm. Click here to learn more about the stability of FTIR and other single-beam spectrometers.


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Today 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!



Course Announcement

Practical Design and Production
of Optical Thin Films

Ron Willey, Instructor

This one-week course, intended for both new and experienced coating engineers, utilizes FilmStar in design and analysis examples.

12-16 January 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

For further information please contact Ron Willey
(+1 231-237-9392) or visit willeyoptical.com.
 

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