Narrow bandpass filters are extremely sensitive to errors in the optical thickness of the layers, but they have an extraordinary inherent capability to compensate for these errors. Graphical examples of errors of differing magnitudes and types with and without compensation are shown with computer simulation of the optical monitoring techniques. This allows the estimation of what magnitude of errors may be tolerable in given applications.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2001
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2001
Published: June 1, 2002
Ronald R. Willey, "Simulation of errors in the monitoring of narrow bandpass filters," Appl. Opt. 41, 3193-3195 (2002)