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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 95–97

Bandpass left-handed material optical filter with enhanced stop band rejection

Cesar Monzon, Peter Loschialpo, and Donald W. Forester  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 95-97 (2006)

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It is shown that a layer of left-handed media can act as a bandpass filter with a roll factor that far exceeds those of state-of-the-art spectral filters. The conditions for enhanced stop band rejection are presented and are deemed feasible, as the models used correspond to physically realizable materials. Roll factors of the order of 10 4 10 6 dB GHz are found, together with acceptable insertion losses of the order of 10 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2690) General : General physics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.2450) Other areas of optics : Filters, absorption

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Cesar Monzon, Peter Loschialpo, and Donald W. Forester, "Bandpass left-handed material optical filter with enhanced stop band rejection," Opt. Lett. 31, 95-97 (2006)

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