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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2013
  • pp: 2780–2791

Phase properties of high-reflectance two-material periodic mirrors: application to oblique-incidence tunable filters

Frédéric Lemarquis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 12, pp. 2780-2791 (2013)

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Mathematical expressions are developed for the phase-shift derivative with respect to the wavelength, in the case of nonquarter-wave, two-material, high-reflectance, periodic mirrors. These expressions are applied to the case of oblique incidence, and a condition relating the layer indices, which provides identical phase dispersion curves for both the P and S polarizations, is derived. The use of such mirrors in Fabry–Perot filters results in a common peak wavelength for both polarizations when the filter is used at oblique incidence, instead of the two separate spectral peaks usually observed. This property, which is illustrated by several numerical examples, is of great interest for the design of tunable filters, in which the angle of incidence is frequently used as a tuning parameter.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.1620) Thin films : Interference coatings
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(310.5448) Thin films : Polarization, other optical properties

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2013
Published: April 17, 2013

Frédéric Lemarquis, "Phase properties of high-reflectance two-material periodic mirrors: application to oblique-incidence tunable filters," Appl. Opt. 52, 2780-2791 (2013)

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