Broadband infrared long-pass filters were fabricated using semicontinuous silver films and subsequent photomodification with a pulsed CO<sub>2</sub> laser operating at 10.6µm. This technique allows the creation of filters for wavelengths in the visible to mid-IR.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
P. Nyga, M. D. Thoreson, V. de Silva, H. Yuan, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Infrared Filters Based on Photomodification of Semicontinuous Metal Films," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper FTuU3.
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