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Narrow band infrared filters with broad field of view
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Paper Abstract

Optical interference notch filters shift to shorter wavelengths with increasing angles of incidence. This phenomenon restricts the filter's field of view and limits the practical application of narrow reflection notch filters. The amount of shift is inversely proportional to the effective average index of the composite film. A method of designing narrow notch optical filters with very broad field of view and controllable bandwidth is demonstrated. Because this method produces a filter that is predominantly composed of the high refractive index material, it will shift on angle less than a typical quarter-wave notch filter. Increasing the effective index of the filter also reduces the separation of S and P-polarized light with angle. This paper presents modeled and measured performance for both mid and far-infrared filters developed using this technique. Narrow notch discrete and rugate filter designs are compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6206, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII, 62062S (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683972
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr., Rugate Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jeanne E. Lazo-Wasem, Rugate Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Edward J. Gratrix, Rugate Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6206:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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