A three-dimensional model for beam propagation through optical interference filters is presented. Results demonstrate such effects as a lateral beam displacement and beam distortion. A measurement that substantiates the displacement effect is described.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
R. E. Klinger, C. A. Hulse, and R. B. Sargent, " Beam displacement and distortion effects in narrowband optical thin film filters," in Optical Interference Coatings, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ThE5.
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