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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8902–8903
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Gradient-index optical filter synthesis with controllable and predictable refractive index profiles: erratum

Xinbin Cheng, Bin fan, J. A. Dobrowolski, Li Wang, and Zhanshan Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8902-8903 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008902


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Abstract

The refractive index profiles in Fig. 2 were incorrect. The proper designs are presented here with additional comments.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

It was recently pointed out to us that the refractive index profiles given in Fig. 2 were incorrect [2

2. The authors are grateful to Dr. P. Verly for spotting the mistake and checking the final designs.

]; they correspond to a different spectral target. The proper refractive index profiles of the “house-like” filter are given here. The total optical thickness is increased to 32µm. This was necessary to get a flat reflectance across the long-wavelength tower. However, the design substitutions do not affect the main conclusions of the paper.

We also would like to clarify the SWIFT-phase operation and the iterative process for the design of the “house-like” filter. A portion of the long-wavelength tower was not included in the SWIFT-phase calculation. This improved the refractive index distribution and the spectral fit in Fig. 2 (b), and potentially made the final refractive index profile more predictable since the required corrections were smaller. Moreover, the refractive index sampling interval was relatively crude (91.84 nm in optical thickness) in Fig. 2 (b). During the subsequent iterations, the refractive index sampling interval was reduced to improve spectral fit.

More information about the refractive index profiles can be obtained by contacting the authors.

Fig. 2. Refractive-index profiles and reflectance spectra for a house-like reflector calculated with (a) a zero phase, (b) a SWIFT-phase without using some portion of the long-wavelength tower in phase calculation, (c) a SWIFT-phase combined with iterations. The red dashed line is the design target and the black lines are the synthesized spectra.

References and links

1.

X. Cheng, B Fan, J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Wang, and Z. Wang, “Gradient-index optical filter synthesis with controllable and predictable refractive index profiles,” Opt. Express 16, 2315–2321 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2.

The authors are grateful to Dr. P. Verly for spotting the mistake and checking the final designs.

OCIS Codes
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: May 30, 2008
Published: June 2, 2008

Citation
Zhanshan Wang, Xinbin Cheng, Bin Fan, George Dobrowolski, and Li Wang, "Gradient-index optical filter synthesis with controllable and predictable refractive index profiles: erratum," Opt. Express 16, 8902-8903 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8902


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