Coating designers who use the
think before computing. In the design shown below, the noodle
methodologist (noodler) starts with 3 adjacent quarter wave stacks.
FilmStar's user-friendly interface makes
it easy to insert and refine stacks centered at different
wavelengths. The design quickly evolves from 3 stacks to 42 layers. The final design
is progressive in
thickness (especially suitable for optical monitoring) with no thin
Noodlers recognize the need to
compute % yields for real-world specifications; they know that tolerancing by
overlaying curves is not good enough. That's why
VBA-compatible BASIC and
an Excel-compatible spreadsheet
at no extra cost.
Quoting a user in Shanghai ...this (programmable) interface is one big
advantage of FilmStar over other thin film design software... This enables us to do more custom calculations such as the evaluation
of the specification with the tolerance.