We propose a method for manufacturing linear variable interference filters for two-dimensional (2D) array detectors, based on the use of correcting masks combining both rotation and translation movements of the masks and substrates. The major advantage of this method is its capability to produce several identical filters in a single run.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008
Laëtitia Abel-Tibérini, Frédéric Lemarquis, and Michel Lequime, "Masking mechanisms applied to thin-film coatings for the manufacturing of linear variable filters for two-dimensional array detectors," Appl. Opt. 47, 5706-5714 (2008)