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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: C172–C178

Hybrid approach for rugate filter design

Pierre G. Verly  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 13, pp. C172-C178 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.00C172


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Abstract

Fourier techniques and direct optimization are applied to the synthesis of complex rugate filters. A hybrid approach is presented. The design strategies are illustrated numerically for different spectral shapes.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

History
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2007
Published: December 20, 2007

Citation
Pierre G. Verly, "Hybrid approach for rugate filter design," Appl. Opt. 47, C172-C178 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-13-C172


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