Dr. H. Angus Macleod
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Symposium Committee | Editor | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
Optical coatings
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Profile Summary

Angus Macleod has more than 40 years of experience in optical coatings, both in manufacturing and in research. He was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland, and worked both in industry and academia in Great Britain before joining the University of Arizona as Professor of Optical Sciences in 1979. Since 1995, he has been full time with Thin Film Center, Inc., a software, training and consulting company in Tucson that he co-founded in 1986. He is the author of Thin Film Optical Filters, 4th edition (CRC Press, 2010).
Publications (26)

SPIE Conference Volume | 23 August 2018

SPIE Conference Volume | 23 October 2015

Proceedings Article | 23 September 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9627, Optical Systems Design 2015: Advances in Optical Thin Films V
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Switches, Glasses, Dielectrics, Reflectivity, Magnetism, Neodymium, Mass attenuation coefficient, Systems modeling, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 20 August 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9558, Nanostructured Thin Films VIII
KEYWORDS: Metamaterials, Refractive index, Metals, Dielectrics, Silver, Coating, Optical coatings, Reflectivity, Refraction, Negative refraction

SPIE Journal Paper | 12 October 2012
JPE Vol. 2 Issue 1

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Conference Committee Involvement (34)
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XVII
23 August 2020 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions XI
23 August 2020 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and System Alignment
12 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XVI
11 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions X
22 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC321: Thin Film Optical Coatings
Virtually no modern optical system could operate without optical coatings. Much of any optical system consists of a series of coated and shaped surfaces. The shape determines the power of the surface but it is the coating that determines the specular properties, the amount of light transmitted or reflected, the phase change, the emittance, the color, the polarization, the retardation, including even the mechanical properties. Optical coatings consist of assemblies of thin films of materials where interference properties combine with the intrinsic properties of the materials to yield the desired optical performance. They act to reduce the reflectance losses of lenses, increase the reflectance of mirrors, reduce glare and electromagnetic emission from display systems, improve the thermal insulation of buildings, protect eyes from laser radiation, analyze gases, act as anticounterfeiting devices on banknotes, multiplex or demultiplex communication signals, separate or combine color channels in display projectors, and these are just a few of their roles. This course emphasizes understanding and takes students from fundamentals to techniques for design and manufacture.
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