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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1162–1168

Low-loss tunable filter based on optical rotatory dispersion

Chun Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1162-1168 (2006)

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The optical arrangement of a spectral filter without an intermediate polarizer that was developed based on optical rotatory dispersion and test measurement results are presented and described. The filter uses three dispersive polarization rotators as the key elements in combination with two additional quarter-wave retarders, and it is wavelength tunable with a spectral transmission equivalent to that of a standard Lyot two-stage filter.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2005

Chun Ye, "Low-loss tunable filter based on optical rotatory dispersion," Appl. Opt. 45, 1162-1168 (2006)

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