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Advanced optical coatings for telecom and spectroscopic applications
Author(s): Adam Badeen; Michelle Briere; Peter Hook; Claude Montcalm; Robert Rinfret; Joshua Schneider; Brian T. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

Over the past decade, tremendous strides have been made in the design, manufacture and measurement of optical thin film filters. Driven in part from the challenging demands of fiber optic communication (telecom) filters, the manufacture of optical coatings has advanced significantly through improved optical monitoring technologies and algorithms; improved deposition technologies; and, very importantly, the ability to fully automate all aspects of the coating process. This improvement in optical coating technology has since been applied to filters used in other diverse fields ranging from bio-medical instrumentation to sensors to astronomy. In this paper, advanced optical thin film filters will be described along with their applications, both in telecom and spectroscopic fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2008
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7101, Advances in Optical Thin Films III, 71010H (25 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797949
Show Author Affiliations
Adam Badeen, Iridian Spectral Technologies (Canada)
Michelle Briere, Iridian Spectral Technologies (Canada)
Peter Hook, Iridian Spectral Technologies (Canada)
Claude Montcalm, Iridian Spectral Technologies (Canada)
Robert Rinfret, Iridian Spectral Technologies (Canada)
Joshua Schneider, Iridian Spectral Technologies (Canada)
Brian T. Sullivan, Iridian Spectral Technologies (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7101:
Advances in Optical Thin Films III
Norbert Kaiser; Michel Lequime; H. Angus Macleod, Editor(s)

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