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Filters for dual band infrared imagers
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Paper Abstract

Dual band infrared imagers require a similar set of filters as are needed by single band infrared imagers but with the added requirement of high transmission in the mid and far infrared. The design of discrete layer filters with optimized dual band transmission is investigated for three types of filters. These are a visible-infrared beamsplitter, a long wavelength edge filter and a dual bandpass cold filter. These designs illustrate the role that harmonic reflection bands can play in the design of dual band filters. The visible reflection beamsplitter design does not have harmonics in the infrared but requires additional layers to reduce reflection at mid and long wavelengths. The long wavelength edge filter requires suppression of the second and third harmonics while the sensor band pass cold filter can use harmonics to advantage. Design techniques are discussed and the results of an initial set of fabrication runs are presented to assess the sensitivity of example designs to manufacturing errors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72982J (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820059
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas D. Rahmlow, Rugate Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jeanne E. Lazo-Wasem, Rugate Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Scott Wilkinson, Corning Specialty Materials (United States)
Flemming Tinker, Flemming Tinker, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7298:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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