OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 3, 2001
  • pp: 652–657

Design of a coarse WDM bandpass filter using the Thelen bandpass design method

Philip Baumeister  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 652-657 (2001)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (93 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A starting design for a prototype bandpass is modeled as a periodic structure, following the teachings of Thelen. A sample prototype bandpass contains twenty-one cavities and, after computer optimization, manifests a quasi-Chebyshev transmissive response in its passband. When the prototype is converted to a thin film multilayer bandpass, its spectral bandwidth is 12.70 nm at the -0.5 dB transmittance level and 12.99 nm at the -25 dB level.

© Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2001
Published: December 3, 2001

Philip Baumeister, "Design of a coarse WDM bandpass filter using the Thelen bandpass design method," Opt. Express 9, 652-657 (2001)

Sort:  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. Philip Baumeister, "Transmissive spectral slope of a bandpass for WDM," post-deadline paper TuB8 presented at the Topical Meeting on Optical Interference Coatings under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, July 17, 2001.
  2. George Matthaei, Leo Young, E. M. T. Jones, Microwave filters, impedance matching networks, and coupling structures (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1964) �6.03.
  3. A. J. Thelen, "Equivalent layers in multilayer filters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1533-1538 (1966). [CrossRef]
  4. A. J. Thelen, Design of optical interference coatings (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1989).
  5. H. A. Macleod, Thin film optical filters (Macmillan, New York, 1986). [CrossRef]
  6. Sh. A. Furman, A. V. Tikhonravov, Optics of Multilayer Systems (�ditions Fronti�res, Gif-sur-Yvette, France 1992).
  7. Philip Baumeister, "Bandpass filters for wavelength division multiplexing-modification of the spectral bandwidth," Appl. Opt. 37, 6609-6614 (1998). [CrossRef]
  8. TFCalc, An optical coating design code marketed by Software Spectra, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  9. Florin Abel�s, "Remarque sur l'influence de la dispersion dans les syst�m de couches minces di�lectriques," J. Phys. Radium 1 9, 327-334 (1958). [CrossRef]
  10. Francis Jenkins, Philip Baumeister, "Dispersion of the phase change for dielectric multilayers-application to the interference filter," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 57-61 (1957). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited