Dichroic Filter Guide

Overview

Dichroic filters separate a broad spectrum of light into two components: a reflected component and a transmitted component. They provide the ability to select different bands from a spectrum and direct those bands to where they can either be used or discarded. Heat / UV control, color separation, and fluorescence microscopy are a few of the most common uses of dichroic filters.


Applications

Optical System Heat Control

Heat control dichroic filters are used to remove NIR heat from an optical system.

Laser Beam Combining and Splitting

Dichroic laser beam combiners can efficiently combine or separate multiple laser beams at a 45° angle of incidence.

UV Water Purification

254 nm dichroic filters can be used to accurately monitor the UV water purifying effectiveness of mercury lamps in real-time.

Longpass Filters

Dichroic filters can be used as a higher performance alternative to absorptive colored glass long-wave pass filters.