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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1984
  • pp: 2798–2802

Cryogenic metal mesh bandpass filters for submillimeter astronomy

Mark Dragovan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 16, pp. 2798-2802 (1984)

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A bandpass filter of the double-halfwave design has been developed for use in submillimeter astronomy. The filter is rugged, easily tunable, easy to construct, and cryogenically coolable without loss of performance. Its bandpass character is superior to the single Fabry-Perot.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 16, 1984
Published: August 15, 1984

Mark Dragovan, "Cryogenic metal mesh bandpass filters for submillimeter astronomy," Appl. Opt. 23, 2798-2802 (1984)

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