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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1203–1210

Holographic interference filters for infrared communications

Damon W. Diehl and Nicholas George  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 7, pp. 1203-1210 (2003)

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We demonstrate that high-quality interference filters for the wavelength range 1300–1600 nm can be holographically fabricated in DuPont HRF-800X001 photopolymer material by use of visible laser illumination. We also summarize a chain-matrix technique, which we call thin-film decomposition, that is useful for modeling multilayer films with an arbitrary index profile n(z). We use the thin-film-decomposition technique to create design curves that allow one to choose the proper exposure angle and film thickness with which to fabricate a holographic interference filter with a desired transmission efficiency and bandwidth at a particular wavelength. These curves are of general utility and are not confined to any particular holographic recording medium. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment is found.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2002
Published: March 1, 2003

Damon W. Diehl and Nicholas George, "Holographic interference filters for infrared communications," Appl. Opt. 42, 1203-1210 (2003)

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