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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2006
  • pp: 3237–3242

Beam displacement and distortion effects in narrowband optical thin-film filters

R. E. Klinger, C. A. Hulse, C. K. Carniglia, and R. B. Sargent  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 14, pp. 3237-3242 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.003237


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Abstract

A three-dimensional model for beam propagation through optical interference filters is presented. The model predicts a wavelength-dependent lateral beam displacement of tens or hundreds of micrometers in narrowband filters at an angle of incidence of only 3° to 5°. The effects of filter bandwidth, wavelength offset, angle of incidence, and beam size are investigated. The effect is experimentally confirmed for a 100   GHz filter at a 3.5° angle of incidence.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2005

Citation
R. E. Klinger, C. A. Hulse, C. K. Carniglia, and R. B. Sargent, "Beam displacement and distortion effects in narrowband optical thin-film filters," Appl. Opt. 45, 3237-3242 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-14-3237


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