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  • 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)

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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).

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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

Original Manuscript: April 21, 1998
Published: October 1, 1998

Philip Baumeister, "Bandpass filters for wavelength division multiplexing—modification of the spectral bandwidth," Appl. Opt. 37, 6609-6614 (1998)

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