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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1998
  • pp: 6609–6614

Bandpass Filters for Wavelength Division Multiplexing-Modification of the Spectral Bandwidth

Philip Baumeister  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 28, pp. 6609-6614 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.006609


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Abstract

Dispersion of the phase shift upon reflection of the reflectors is used to narrow the spectral bandwidth of an all-dielectric bandpass filter for wavelength division multiplexing. The bandwidth is altered by the shifting of the order numbers of the spacer layers (of multiple half-wave optical thicknesses).

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films

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Philip Baumeister, "Bandpass Filters for Wavelength Division Multiplexing-Modification of the Spectral Bandwidth," Appl. Opt. 37, 6609-6614 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-28-6609


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References

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  3. An illustration is Fig. 9.07–1 in Ref. 1.
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