The major market forces which have influenced investment and development in the Optical Thin Film Industry are reviewed. The current state-of-the-art resulting from these forces is examined in some depth with reference to two typical products. Probable directions for future growth are explored with respect to current market forces--particularly energy needs--and historical trends in the industry.
Ian Seddon, Ian Seddon,
"Opportunities In Thin Films To Meet Energy Needs", Proc. SPIE 0111, The Business Side of the Optical Industry III, (14 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955528; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955528