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Thin Film Design using the Essential Macleod
Time: 2018-07-20 09:48Source: infocrops.comWriter: infocrops
Course number: CS180070                                 (International cooperation course)
Date & Location
Sponsor: Thin Film Center Inc. / Shanghai Infotek Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
Co-sponsor: Changshu Honglun-Seminary of Systematic Education Co., Ltd.
Course Schedule: November 28 (Wed.)-30 (Fri.), 2018   AM 9:00-PM 16:00
Location:  Shanghai (notified by e-mail 2 weeks before course)
Introduction to the lecturer
Chris Clark is Director of Research at Thin Film Center. He graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in Electronic Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer. After a Lectureship at Brighton Technical College, he had a distinguished career in computer and software development for a variety of systems from radar detection to optical inspection, before joining Thin Film Center in 1993. His responsibilities include the development of the Essential Macleod software. He has more than twenty publications on the subject of optical coatings.
Course features
The interactive teaching can inspire and develop the design ideas of the students; with the original expert Chris Clark's explanation, the design concept of the Essential Macleod film software is understood deeply, so as to extend to their respective fields to meet the needs of the students.
Introduction to the course

In order to meet the needs of the majority of students, this course is a flexible interactive one and all the students operate on the computer during the course. The course outline can be changed at any time according to the progress of the course as well as the actual needs of students. The course covers film design methods, an understanding of film properties, film preparation processes, reverse engineering, material properties and measurements, film properties in systems, and common film cases, etc. Sponsor provides the Essential Macleod film software during this course, and all can participate regardless of experience of software. The lecturer is the original software developer and has extensive experience in the field of film. Meanwhile, there is time for students to interact and communicate with the lecturer.

Course outline
1. Introduction to the Program
1.1 Running the program                                   
1.2 Create a simple design
         1.3 Plot and Tabulate performance
1.4 3D Plots – plot performance against two variables
         1.5 Create a default design
         1.6Where files are located
2. Importing and Exporting Data through the clipboard and files.
3. Conventions – definition of various terms used in the program
3.1 Thickness types (Physical, Optical [FWOT, QWOT], Geometric)
3.2 How to define the units the program will use
3.3 How the program interpolates data
3.4Material models available (Sellmeier, Cauchy, Drude, Lorentz, Drude-Lorentz, Hartmann)
4. The Formula technique for specifying designs
5. Interactive Plotting
6. Designing Coatings: Techniques for designing different kinds of coatings
6.1 Anti-reflection
6.2 Shortwave Pass/Longwave Pass filters
6.3 Bandpass filters
6.4 Oblique Incidence coatings
                  6.5.1 Targets
6.5.2 Methods (Simplex, Optimac, Simulated Annealing, Conjugate Gradient, Quasi-Newton, Needle, Differential Evolution, Non-Local)
                  6.5.3 Locking and Linking layers
          6.6 Including substrate effects
          6.7 Cone and Bandwidth calculations
          6.8 Simple Tolerancing
          6.9 Color Models (tristimulus, chromaticity, CIE L*A*B*, CIE L*U*V*, dominant wavelength)
7. Optical Constant derivation
           7.1 Measurement vs model fitting
           7.2 Deriving optical constants for dielectric films 
using an envelope technique
           7.3 Calculating the optical constants of Substrates
 from spectrometer measurements
 7.4 Deriving optical constants of thin metal films and other absorbing films.
8. Reverse Engineering
           8.1 Two main types of errors during manufacture (Systematic, Random)
         8.2 Using Reverse Engineer to control the search for a design that represents what was actually manufactured
            8.3 The problem of multiple solutions to the search
9. Runsheet: Calculating the expected signals during deposition when using an optical monitor.
            9.1 Description of a simple optical monitor
            9.2 Tooling Factors
            9.3 Machine Configuration – specifying the features of the coating equipment
            9.4 Runsheet – Showing the expected monitoring signal during manufacture
            9.5 Example using an edge filter design
10. Report Generator
            10.1 Customizing the printed output
            10.2 Instructions available for controlling the printed output including:
                     10.2.1 Page Layout
                     10.2.2 Tables
                     10.2.3 Plots
                     10.2.4 Including information from other files and data sources
Course fee:
1. Chinese students: 6,800RMB/person(including Hong Kong, Macao and Tai Wan)
2. Overseas students: 1,200USD/person
* This fee includes course tuition, lunch and refreshments, and a joint certificate issued by Thin Film Center Inc. and Infotek.
* Students need to take computers with administrator privileges and Infotek prepare a full version of Macleod software which Thin Film Center Inc. provides.
* This course will be accompanied by a Chinese interpreter, and senior engineers from Infotek will provide on-site assistance.
1. 20% discount for units that register and pay before October 15, 2018
2. Infotek has the final interpretation right for above offer
1. The number of students in this course is limited to 30. Registration call: Shanghai: 021-64860708 Changshu: 0512-52570305 ;
2. This course is for anyone interested in optical design and not requires any optical software foundation. If you confirm your registration, please fill in the registration form and send it to Infotek course group by e-mail( ;
3. After the customer service confirms with you the information, the customer needs to remit the course fee to the designated account of Infotek, and indicate the course name, date and registration personnel on the remittance voucher, and then email ( ; it to the customer service.
The designated account:
Bank: China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. Suzhou Branch Changshu Sub-branch
Bank account: 5129 0647 6910 906
(CHANGSHU HONGLUN-SEMINARY OF SYSTEMATIC EDUCATION CO., LTD. is a company specializing in training and project services under Infotek, issuing training fees, consulting fees, service fees, etc.)
4. The course adopts the small class teaching mode and explains the students through the way theory combined with reality. The deadline for registration is November 9, 2018. If you are interested, we suggest that the earlier, the better.
5. The registration fee includes course material fee, billing tax and lunch fee, and other expenses are on own part.
6. Qualified training results will be awarded with a certificate issued by Thin Film Center Inc. and Infotek.
7. Customers can enjoy the customer price by purchasing any Macleod books during course.
8. Infotek, Changshu Honglun have the adjustment and final interpretation right for the course.

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