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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2000
  • pp: 135–140

Narrow-band interference filters with unconventional spacer layers

Jerzy Ciosek  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 135-140 (2000)

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Classical narrow-band interference dielectric filters with all-dielectric reflectors have quarter-wave stacks separated by a half-wave thickness (or a multiple-) spacer layer. These filters are essentially Fabry–Perot filters; hence the theory developed for those filters applies in full. The theory of narrow-band interference dielectric filters with unconventional spacer layers is presented. This spacer layer consists of two different materials. The optical features of these filters are compared with the features of Fabry–Perot filters. The influence of the errors of the layers on spectral characteristics is analyzed. The theory presented can be applied to any spectral range as well as to any thin-film material, including absorbing and nonlinear materials.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

Original Manuscript: May 12, 1999
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 1999
Published: January 1, 2000

Jerzy Ciosek, "Narrow-band interference filters with unconventional spacer layers," Appl. Opt. 39, 135-140 (2000)

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