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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1349–1355

Solid-spaced filters: an alternative for narrow-bandpass applications

Johan Floriot, Fabien Lemarchand, and Michel Lequime  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 7, pp. 1349-1355 (2006)

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Solid-spaced filters are composed of one or several thin wafers of excellent optical quality acting as Fabry–Perot spacer layers. We study the different steps of the design and the manufacture of filters following dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing specifications. The design method of such filters requires a tight synergy between numerical simulations and experimental characterizations to correct possible thickness errors. Experimental results of the manufacture and characterization of a three-cavity narrow-bandpass filter and of an interleaver filter are given.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

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Original Manuscript: March 1, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2005

Johan Floriot, Fabien Lemarchand, and Michel Lequime, "Solid-spaced filters: an alternative for narrow-bandpass applications," Appl. Opt. 45, 1349-1355 (2006)

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