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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4228–4234

Experimental study on a resonance mesh coating fabricated using a UV-lithography technique

Yongmeng Liu and Jiubin Tan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4228-4234 (2013)

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In order to achieve high optical transparency and Ka-band bandpass filtering simultaneously, a resonance mesh coating sample is fabricated using a UV-lithography technique. Optical transmission is measured using an Ocean Optics QE65000 spectrometer. And Ka-band bandpass filtering is measured using an Agilent E8363B PNA series network analyzer. Experimental results indicate that the optical transmission of the resonance mesh coating is 63.4% higher than that of non-meshed Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS) with equivalent aperture parameters, and the transmittance loss of the coating is lower than 0.21 dB while the coating has a Ka-band resonance frequency of 32 GHz. It can therefore be concluded that the resonance mesh coating can be used as a dual-mode spatial filter to achieve high optical transparency and Ka-band bandpass filtering.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures
(310.7005) Thin films : Transparent conductive coatings

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2012
Published: February 12, 2013

Yongmeng Liu and Jiubin Tan, "Experimental study on a resonance mesh coating fabricated using a UV-lithography technique," Opt. Express 21, 4228-4234 (2013)

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