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Fred T. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Princeton, New Jersey
fredg@ftgsoftware.com
+1 609 924-6222


Standard and Custom Software

Fred is president of FTG Software in Princeton, NJ and developer of the popular FilmStar software package for designing, monitoring and measuring optical thin films.

FilmStar includes powerful built-in programming tools and object compatibility with MS Excel and other Windows applications.

This permits Fred to offer low-cost custom thin film solutions which are not available elsewhere.

Examples include:

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  • System for measuring the optical performance of architectural windows and export to the 'LBL Window' application
  • System for measuring and sorting bandpass filters
  • FilmStar spreadsheet model for analyzing and optimizing optical and thermal properties of satellite coatings
  • Color filter management using Ocean Optics spectrometer and FileMaker Pro database
  • Integrated approach to QA and color control in ophthalmic AR.


Mitsunobu Kobiyama
Tokyo, Japan
tecwave@nifty.com
+81-3-5848-2129


Optical Coating Consulting Services

M. Kobiyama is the founder and president of TECWAVE Corporation in Tokyo. He is a leading Japanese expert on optical thin films, associate researcher of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and the author of the following books:


Fundamental Theory of
Optical Thin Films (2002)


Design of Thin-Film
Optical Filters (2006)
 

With experience in many companies in diverse areas ranging from ophthalmic lenses to optical fiber communication, Kobi-san provides

  • Seminars and short courses throughout Japan
  • Technological guidance in thin film design and analysis
  • Optical coating management expertise
  • FilmStar sales and support in Japan


Ronald R. Willey
Charlevoix, Michigan
ron@willeyoptical.com
+1 231 237-9392


Coating Development and Education

Ron is president of Willey Optical Consultants in Charlevoix, Michigan. He has very broad experience in optical coating development, design, and production. 

Ron is well versed in optical and thin film design and fabrication. He is an experienced teacher, author of many technical papers as well as books Practical Design and Production of Optical Thin Films. Ron's specialties include:
  • Seminars and short courses at national meetings and at customer facilities.
  • Thin film design, optical monitoring, and analysis

He is also the inventor and manufacturer of the FAFNIR Plasma Source for optical coating.
 


Xuanqian Xu
Shanghai, China
Xuanqian.Xu@OpticsSolution.com
+86 21 3872 9986
Cell: +86 189 3052 8728


Coating Design and Production

Xuanqian is a founder of Shanghai Truly Right Optics Solution Co., Ltd. A graduate of Zhejiang University, Xuanqian specializes in thin films engineering. He has gained practical industrial experience at Oerlikon (previously Unaxis and Balzers) and received training in Colorado.

Optics Solution Co brings practical know-how to companies that can benefit from a hands-on approach. Xuanqian's familiarity with European and USA coating procedures offers Chinese companies new perspectives on maximizing production yields:

  • Optical coating design and transfer to production
  • Thin film management skills
  • FilmStar sales and support in China


Henry Orr
St. Andrews, Scotland
nelsonconsulting@btintermet.com
+44 7811 393140


Thin Film Design and Processes

Henry is a director of ThinFilm Solutions Ltd, based near St. Andrews in Scotland.

A thin-film designer and process specialist for 20+ years, Henry has worked with leading optics corporations such as OCLI and precision filter manufacturer NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd. Now offering design & implementation of optical coatings by several technologies; including Thermal/E-Beam PVD, Plasma/Ion-assisted processes, and recent variants of Pulsed-DC reactive deposition systems. Henry offers the following services:

  • Optical coating design service and training
  • Process design and implementation on-site
  • Vacuum system specification and sourcing
  • Critical equipment upgrades for coating operations


David Taddeo
Burlington, Ontario
davetaddeo@coaterstech.com
+1 905 517-5991


Optical Coating Training and Consulting

Dave is an optical coating consulant and owner of Coaters Tech.

With 20+ years of experience ranging from technologist to engineer to manager, Dave expertise will benefit your optical coating facility. If you need designs, processes or (in-house or online) training, Coaters Tech promises practical solutions. Check out Dave's new YouTube webinar.

Dave has identified ophthalmic AR coating as a technology which can particularly benefit from in-house training. Coaters finding it difficult to maintain AR quality should contact Dave for his perspective on:

  • Optical coating design
  • Process implementation
  • Color control


Doug Bevington
Calabogie, Ontario
dbevington@xplornet.com
+1 613 293-0858


Spectrophotometer Sales and Service

Doug is president of Mono Instrument Services Ltd. Doug worked for PerkinElmer Canada Ltd. for 17 years where he was National Service Manager.

Since 1997 Doug has been servicing classic spectrophotometers (i.e. PE Lambda 9/19, 88x/983) used in optical measurements. This is especially important for dispersive IR instruments which have no current replacements. In addition to selling instruments and measurement standards, Mono offers the following repair services:

  • World-wide on-site field service
  • Depot service: instrument shipped to Mono for full repair and alignment
  • Component rebuild: components (choppers, circuit boards etc.) shipped to Mono for repair and test

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Last updated on September 30, 2014