Abstract

Thin films of high reflecting metal, such as Ag, have a high reflectance in the long-wavelength region. When they are combined with dielectric layers, it is possible, through thin film interference effects, to induce transmission in certain shorter wavelength regions. Thus, they are useful components for the design of long-wavelength cutoff filters with a broad rejection region. In this paper, metal/dielectric multilayer designs based on this principle are numerically investigated. Three designs with different cutoff wavelengths and with very broad transmission regions in the visible or near-IR spectral ranges are presented. An excellent rejection on the long-wavelength side extends beyond 20μm. Experimental results for one of the designs produced in our magnetron sputtering system are given.

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H. A. MacLeod, “A new approach to the design of metal-dielectric thin film optical coatings,” J. Mod. Opt. 25, 93–106 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1958 (1)

1957 (1)

Akiyama, T.

Baumeister, P. W.

Berning, P. H.

Byrt, K. L.

Clarke, G.

Dobrowolski, J. A.

B. T. Sullivan, G. Clarke, T. Akiyama, N. Osborne, M. Ranger, J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Howe, A. Matsumoto, Y. Song, and K. Kikuchi, “High-rate automated deposition system for the manufacture of complex multilayer coatings,” Appl. Opt. 39, 157–167 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Li, and J. Hilfiker, “Long-wavelength cut-off filters of a new type,” Appl. Opt. 38, 4891–4003 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. T. Sullivan and J. A. Dobrowolski, “Implementation of a numerical needle method for thin-film design,” Appl. Opt. 35, 5484–5492 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Li, and R. A. Kemp, “Metal/dielectric transmission interference filters with low reflectance. I. design,” Appl. Opt. 34, 5673–5683 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Optical properties of films and coatings,” in Handbook of Optics, 3rd ed., M.Bass, ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2010), Vol. 4, pp. 7.1–7.136.

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Coatings and filters,” in Handbook of Optics, W.G.Driscoll and W.Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, 1978), pp. 8.1–8.124.

Y. Guo, J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Li, D. Poitras, and J. Hilfiker, “Implementation of long-wavelength cut-off filters based on critical angle,” Appl. Opt. , doc. ID 132815 (posted 16 September 2010, in press).

Guo, Y.

Y. Guo, J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Li, D. Poitras, and J. Hilfiker, “Implementation of long-wavelength cut-off filters based on critical angle,” Appl. Opt. , doc. ID 132815 (posted 16 September 2010, in press).

Hilfiker, J.

J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Li, and J. Hilfiker, “Long-wavelength cut-off filters of a new type,” Appl. Opt. 38, 4891–4003 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Guo, J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Li, D. Poitras, and J. Hilfiker, “Implementation of long-wavelength cut-off filters based on critical angle,” Appl. Opt. , doc. ID 132815 (posted 16 September 2010, in press).

Howe, L.

Kemp, R. A.

Kikuchi, K.

Li, L.

MacLeod, H. A.

H. A. MacLeod, “A new approach to the design of metal-dielectric thin film optical coatings,” J. Mod. Opt. 25, 93–106 (1978).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Macleod, Thin Film Optical Filters, 4th ed. (CRC, 2010).

Matsumoto, A.

Osborne, N.

Palik, E. D.

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids I(Academic, 1985).

Poitras, D.

Y. Guo, J. A. Dobrowolski, L. Li, D. Poitras, and J. Hilfiker, “Implementation of long-wavelength cut-off filters based on critical angle,” Appl. Opt. , doc. ID 132815 (posted 16 September 2010, in press).

Ranger, M.

Song, Y.

Sullivan, B. T.

Thelen, A.

A. Thelen, Design of Optical Interference Coatings (McGraw-Hill, 1988), p. 256.

Turner, A. F.

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J. Mod. Opt. (1)

H. A. MacLeod, “A new approach to the design of metal-dielectric thin film optical coatings,” J. Mod. Opt. 25, 93–106 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

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A. Thelen, Design of Optical Interference Coatings (McGraw-Hill, 1988), p. 256.

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Coatings and filters,” in Handbook of Optics, W.G.Driscoll and W.Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, 1978), pp. 8.1–8.124.

H. A. Macleod, Thin Film Optical Filters, 4th ed. (CRC, 2010).

J. A. Dobrowolski, “Optical properties of films and coatings,” in Handbook of Optics, 3rd ed., M.Bass, ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2010), Vol. 4, pp. 7.1–7.136.

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids I(Academic, 1985).

http://optilayer.com/.

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