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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2006
  • pp: 4284–4290

Tunable Bragg filters based on polymer swelling

Wolfgang Mönch, Jan Dehnert, Oswald Prucker, Jürgen Rühe, and Hans Zappe  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 18, pp. 4284-4290 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.004284


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Abstract

We report on the optical properties of Bragg mirrors and filters fabricated from photo-cross-linked standard optical polymers. The transmittance spectra of these devices in the visible to near-infrared spectral range were measured. We demonstrate efficient tuning of the filter peak of the polymer Bragg filters over several hundred nanometers by adding organic solvents to the surrounding atmosphere of the filter. This represents what we believe to be a novel tuning principle for Bragg filters relying on the use of polymeric materials.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 2005

Citation
Wolfgang Mönch, Jan Dehnert, Oswald Prucker, Jürgen Rühe, and Hans Zappe, "Tunable Bragg filters based on polymer swelling," Appl. Opt. 45, 4284-4290 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-18-4284

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