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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1132–1137

Design of a wavelength-division multiplexing bandpass with quasi-Chebyshev spectral shape

Philip Baumeister  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 7, pp. 1132-1137 (2001)

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By proper selection of the radiant reflectance of the reflectors that are interleaved between the half-wave thickness spacers it is possible to design an all-dielectric bandpass for wavelength-division multiplexing. Its passband spectral shape approximates a Chebyshev polynomial.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2000
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2000
Published: March 1, 2001

Philip Baumeister, "Design of a wavelength-division multiplexing bandpass with quasi-Chebyshev spectral shape," Appl. Opt. 40, 1132-1137 (2001)

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