Angle- and Polarization-Independent Mid-Infrared Narrowband Optical Filters Using Dense Arrays of Resonant Cavities (Preprint)
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Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson AFB United States
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We report design and experimental verification of narrowband mid-infrared optical filters with transmission characteristics that are practically constant over a wide range of incident angles. The filter employs a dense array of dielectric resonant cavities in a metal film, where the transmission of each cavity depends upon localized rather than travelling fields, making the filter fundamentally angle-independent. We show experimentally a transmission around 90 from normal incidence up to 60. Simulations show that the filter becomes polarization-independent when geometry of the cavities is azimuthally symmetric.
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