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Premium Hard-Coated Edgepass Filters


  • High-Performance Edgepass Filters
  • OD > 5 in Rejection Region
  • Transmission > 90% in Transmission Region
  • Hard-Coated Dielectric Coating on UV Fused Silica

Transmission Direction Indicator

FESH1000

Shortpass

Cut-Off: 1000 nm

FELH0450

Longpass

Cut-On: 450 nm

FELH0650 in a CFH2 Filter Holder

(Mounts and Assemblies Sold Separately)

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Features

  • 25.0 mm Outer Diameter (Ø21.1 mm Clear Aperture)
  • Longpass and Shortpass FIlters
  • Excellent Suppression in Rejection Region (OD > 5)
  • Recommended Transmission Direction Engraved on Edge
  • Ideal as Raman Spectroscopy Filters or Emission Filters for Fluorescence Applications
  • Custom Edgepass Filter Sizes are Available by Contacting Tech Support

Thorlabs' Premium Edgepass Filters are high-performance filters that are very useful for isolating regions of a spectrum. These filters provide better transmission, steeper slopes, greater blocking, and increased durability when compared to our standard line of edgepass filters (see the Specs tab for comparison). For damage threshold specifications on select filters, please see the tables below.

These high-performance filters offer an optical density (OD) in excess of 5 in the rejection region and greater than 90% transmission in the transmission region. Please see the Specs tab for more information on the rejection and transmission regions for these filters.

These edgepass filters feature durable, hard-coated dielectric coatings on UV fused silica. The film construction is essentially a modified quarter-wave stack, using interference effects to isolate spectral bands (see the Specs tab for transmission information). The coating on these filters can withstand the normal cleaning and handling necessary when using any high-quality optical component. These coatings are more dense than those on our standard filters, and that allows for only one substrate layer, yielding a more stable, longer-lasting filter.

Each filter is housed in a black anodized aluminum ring that is labeled with an arrow indicating the design propagation direction. The ring makes handling easier and enhances the blocking OD by limiting scattering. These filters can be mounted in our extensive line of filter mounts and wheels. As the mounts are not threaded, Ø1" retaining rings will be required to mount the filters in one of our internally-threaded SM1 lens tubes. We do not recommend removing the filter from its mount as the risk of damaging the filter is very high.

Premium Edgepass Filters Standard Edgepass Filters (for comparison purposes)
  Longpass Shortpass Longpass Shortpass
Transmission Region See Table Below to Left See Table Below to Right Cut-on λ to 2200 nm 0.7λ to Cut-off λ
Transmission >90% (Absolute)a 400 - 700 nm: 80% Average
750 - 1000 nm: 75% Average
>1000 nm: 70% Average
550 - 1000 nm: 80% Average
<550 nm: 70% Average
Cut-on or Cut-off Tolerance ±3 nm <0.75% of Cut-off λ ±3 nm (400 - 750 nm)
±15 nm (800 - 1500 nm)
±3 nm (450 - 750 nm)
±15 nm (800 - 1000 nm)
Rejection Region See Table Below to Left See Table Below to Right 200 nm to Cut-on 1.3 times Cut-off
Optical Density (OD) in Rejection Region OD > 5 (Absolute) OD = 4 OD = 4.0 - 6.0
Transmitted Wavefront Error λ/4 at 632.8 nmb -
Slope Tolerancec <1.0% 3% 4% - 5%
Construction Hard-Coated Dielectric on
UVFS Substrate
Immersed Dielectric
Surface Quality 40-20 Scratch-Dig 80-50 Scratch-Dig
Substrate Material UV Fused Silicad Soda Lime or Equivalent
Diameter 25.0 mm (0.98") 1.0" (25.4 mm)
Clear Aperture Ø0.83" (Ø21.1 mm)
Thickness 0.14" (3.5 mm) 0.24" (6.1 mm)
Substrate Thickness 0.08" (2 mm) -
  • In addition, for FESH0900 and FESH0950 the average transmission is >90% from 500 - 550 nm and 500 - 575 nm, respectively.
  • Measured using our Zygo GPI Interferometer. When scaled to provide a value at other wavelengths, the transmitted wavefront error is approximately λ/2 at 405 nm, λ/6 at 1064 nm, and λ/8 at 1550 nm.
  • For FESH0650, FESH0900, and FESH0950 the slope tolerance is <1.25%.
  • Click Link for Detailed Specifications on the Substrate
Premium Shortpass Filters
Item # Cut-Off
λ
Transmission
Region
(T>90%)
Rejection
Region
(OD>5)
Transmission
Dataa
Equivalent
Standard
Filterb
FESH0450 450 nm 400 - 444 nm 456 - 1200 nm info info
FESH0500 500 nm 400 - 494 nm 506 - 1200 nm info info
FESH0550 550 nm 400 - 543 nm 557 - 1200 nm info info
FESH0600 600 nm 400 - 592 nm 608 - 1200 nm info info
FESH0650 650 nm 400 - 640 nm 660 - 1200 nm info info
FESH0700 700 nm 400 - 690 nm 711 - 1200 nm info info
FESH0750 750 nm 400 - 740 nm 761 - 1200 nm info info
FESH0800 800 nm 500 - 789 nm 811 - 1500 nm info info
FESH0850 850 nm 500 - 839 nm 861 - 1500 nm info info
FESH0900 900 nm 550 - 880 nmc 920 - 1500 nm info info
FESH0950 950 nm 575 - 930 nmd 970 - 1500 nm info info
FESH1000 1000 nm 500 - 987 nm 1013 - 1500 nm info info
  • Please keep in mind that the data given is typical, and performance may vary from lot to lot, particularly outside of the specified region for each filter.
  • Each premium filter is compared with its closest equivalent standard filter. Please note that the transmission and rejection regions may vary slightly between items.
  • The average transmission of FESH0900 from 500 - 550 nm is >90%.
  • The average transmission of FESH0950 from 500 - 575 nm is >90%.

Optical Density Equation
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The slope tolerance is defined as the percentage of the cut-on or cut-off wavelength required to transition from an OD of 5 (T ~ 0.001%) to 50% transmission (OD ~ 0.3). In this case, the slope tolerance is quoted as <1%, and this data set shows a span of approximately 6 nm from an OD of 5 to 50% transmission.

Premium Longpass Filters
Item # Cut-On
λ
Transmission
Region
(T>90%)
Rejection
Region
(OD>5)
Transmission
Dataa
Equivalent
Standard
Filterb
FELH0400 400 nm 407 - 2150 nm 200 - 393 nm info info
FELH0450 450 nm 457 - 2150 nm 200 - 443 nm info info
FELH0500 500 nm 508 - 2150 nm 200 - 492 nm info info
FELH0550 550 nm 559 - 2150 nm 200 - 542 nm info info
FELH0600 600 nm 609 - 2150 nm 200 - 591 nm info info
FELH0650 650 nm 660 - 2150 nm 200 - 641 nm info info
FELH0700 700 nm 710 - 2150 nm 200 - 690 nm info info
FELH0750 750 nm 761 - 2150 nm 200 - 740 nm info info
FELH0800 800 nm 812 - 2150 nm 200 - 789 nm info info
FELH0850 850 nm 861 - 2150 nm 200 - 839 nm info info
FELH0900 900 nm 912 - 2150 nm 200 - 888 nm info info
FELH0950 950 nm 962 - 2150 nm 200 - 938 nm info info
FELH1000 1000 nm 1013 - 2150 nm 200 - 987 nm info info
FELH1050 1050 nm 1063 - 2150 nm 200 - 1037 nm info info
FELH1100 1100 nm 1114 - 2150 nm 200 - 1086 nm info info
FELH1150 1150 nm 1164 - 2150 nm 200 - 1136 nm info info
FELH1200 1200 nm 1215 - 2150 nm 200 - 1185 nm info info
FELH1250 1250 nm 1265 - 2150 nm 200 - 1235 nm info info
FELH1300 1300 nm 1316 - 2150 nm 200 - 1284 nm info info
FELH1350 1350 nm 1366 - 2150 nm 200 - 1334 nm info info
FELH1400 1400 nm 1417 - 2150 nm 200 - 1383 nm info info
FELH1450 1450 nm 1467 - 2150 nm 200 - 1433 nm info info
FELH1500 1500 nm 1518 - 2150 nm 200 - 1482 nm info info
  • Please keep in mind that the data given is typical, and performance may vary from lot to lot, particularly outside of the specified region for each filter.
  • Each premium filter is compared with its closest equivalent standard filter. Please note that the transmission and rejection regions may vary slightly between items.

Optical Density Equation:
Optical Density Equation

Damage Thresholds Specifications
Item # Damage Threshold
FELH0550 1.0 J/cm2 (532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.472 mm)
FELH0950 0.25 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø1.010 mm)
FELH1000 3.75 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.516 mm)
FELH1050 0.1 J/cm2 (532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.360 mm)
FESH0600 3 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.429 mm)
FESH0700 1.0 J/cm2 (532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.472 mm)
FESH1000 7.5 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.516 mm)

Damage Threshold Data for Select Thorlabs' Edgepass Filters

The specifications to the right are measured data for a selection of Thorlabs' premium hard-coated edgepass filters.

 

Laser Induced Damage Threshold Tutorial

The following is a general overview of how laser induced damage thresholds are measured and how the values may be utilized in determining the appropriateness of an optic for a given application. When choosing optics, it is important to understand the Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT) of the optics being used. The LIDT for an optic greatly depends on the type of laser you are using. Continuous wave (CW) lasers typically cause damage from thermal effects (absorption either in the coating or in the substrate). Pulsed lasers, on the other hand, often strip electrons from the lattice structure of an optic before causing thermal damage. Note that the guideline presented here assumes room temperature operation and optics in new condition (i.e., within scratch-dig spec, surface free of contamination, etc.). Because dust or other particles on the surface of an optic can cause damage at lower thresholds, we recommend keeping surfaces clean and free of debris. For more information on cleaning optics, please see our Optics Cleaning tutorial.

Testing Method

Thorlabs' LIDT testing is done in compliance with ISO/DIS 11254 and ISO 21254 specifications.

First, a low-power/energy beam is directed to the optic under test. The optic is exposed in 10 locations to this laser beam for 30 seconds (CW) or for a number of pulses (pulse repetition frequency specified). After exposure, the optic is examined by a microscope (~100X magnification) for any visible damage. The number of locations that are damaged at a particular power/energy level is recorded. Next, the power/energy is either increased or decreased and the optic is exposed at 10 new locations. This process is repeated until damage is observed. The damage threshold is then assigned to be the highest power/energy that the optic can withstand without causing damage. A histogram such as that below represents the testing of one BB1-E02 mirror.

LIDT metallic mirror
The photograph above is a protected aluminum-coated mirror after LIDT testing. In this particular test, it handled 0.43 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns pulse, 10 Hz, Ø1.000 mm) before damage.
LIDT BB1-E02
Example Test Data
Fluence # of Tested Locations Locations with Damage Locations Without Damage
1.50 J/cm2 10 0 10
1.75 J/cm2 10 0 10
2.00 J/cm2 10 0 10
2.25 J/cm2 10 1 9
3.00 J/cm2 10 1 9
5.00 J/cm2 10 9 1

According to the test, the damage threshold of the mirror was 2.00 J/cm2 (532 nm, 10 ns pulse, 10 Hz, Ø0.803 mm). Please keep in mind that these tests are performed on clean optics, as dirt and contamination can significantly lower the damage threshold of a component. While the test results are only representative of one coating run, Thorlabs specifies damage threshold values that account for coating variances.

Continuous Wave and Long-Pulse Lasers

When an optic is damaged by a continuous wave (CW) laser, it is usually due to the melting of the surface as a result of absorbing the laser's energy or damage to the optical coating (antireflection) [1]. Pulsed lasers with pulse lengths longer than 1 µs can be treated as CW lasers for LIDT discussions.

When pulse lengths are between 1 ns and 1 µs, laser-induced damage can occur either because of absorption or a dielectric breakdown (therefore, a user must check both CW and pulsed LIDT). Absorption is either due to an intrinsic property of the optic or due to surface irregularities; thus LIDT values are only valid for optics meeting or exceeding the surface quality specifications given by a manufacturer. While many optics can handle high power CW lasers, cemented (e.g., achromatic doublets) or highly absorptive (e.g., ND filters) optics tend to have lower CW damage thresholds. These lower thresholds are due to absorption or scattering in the cement or metal coating.

Linear Power Density Scaling

LIDT in linear power density vs. pulse length and spot size. For long pulses to CW, linear power density becomes a constant with spot size. This graph was obtained from [1].

Intensity Distribution

Pulsed lasers with high pulse repetition frequencies (PRF) may behave similarly to CW beams. Unfortunately, this is highly dependent on factors such as absorption and thermal diffusivity, so there is no reliable method for determining when a high PRF laser will damage an optic due to thermal effects. For beams with a high PRF both the average and peak powers must be compared to the equivalent CW power. Additionally, for highly transparent materials, there is little to no drop in the LIDT with increasing PRF.

In order to use the specified CW damage threshold of an optic, it is necessary to know the following:

  1. Wavelength of your laser
  2. Beam diameter of your beam (1/e2)
  3. Approximate intensity profile of your beam (e.g., Gaussian)
  4. Linear power density of your beam (total power divided by 1/e2 beam diameter)

Thorlabs expresses LIDT for CW lasers as a linear power density measured in W/cm. In this regime, the LIDT given as a linear power density can be applied to any beam diameter; one does not need to compute an adjusted LIDT to adjust for changes in spot size, as demonstrated by the graph to the right. Average linear power density can be calculated using the equation below. 

The calculation above assumes a uniform beam intensity profile. You must now consider hotspots in the beam or other non-uniform intensity profiles and roughly calculate a maximum power density. For reference, a Gaussian beam typically has a maximum power density that is twice that of the uniform beam (see lower right).

Now compare the maximum power density to that which is specified as the LIDT for the optic. If the optic was tested at a wavelength other than your operating wavelength, the damage threshold must be scaled appropriately. A good rule of thumb is that the damage threshold has a linear relationship with wavelength such that as you move to shorter wavelengths, the damage threshold decreases (i.e., a LIDT of 10 W/cm at 1310 nm scales to 5 W/cm at 655 nm):

CW Wavelength Scaling

While this rule of thumb provides a general trend, it is not a quantitative analysis of LIDT vs wavelength. In CW applications, for instance, damage scales more strongly with absorption in the coating and substrate, which does not necessarily scale well with wavelength. While the above procedure provides a good rule of thumb for LIDT values, please contact Tech Support if your wavelength is different from the specified LIDT wavelength. If your power density is less than the adjusted LIDT of the optic, then the optic should work for your application. 

Please note that we have a buffer built in between the specified damage thresholds online and the tests which we have done, which accommodates variation between batches. Upon request, we can provide individual test information and a testing certificate. The damage analysis will be carried out on a similar optic (customer's optic will not be damaged). Testing may result in additional costs or lead times. Contact Tech Support for more information.

Pulsed Lasers

As previously stated, pulsed lasers typically induce a different type of damage to the optic than CW lasers. Pulsed lasers often do not heat the optic enough to damage it; instead, pulsed lasers produce strong electric fields capable of inducing dielectric breakdown in the material. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to compare the LIDT specification of an optic to your laser. There are multiple regimes in which a pulsed laser can damage an optic and this is based on the laser's pulse length. The highlighted columns in the table below outline the relevant pulse lengths for our specified LIDT values.

Pulses shorter than 10-9 s cannot be compared to our specified LIDT values with much reliability. In this ultra-short-pulse regime various mechanics, such as multiphoton-avalanche ionization, take over as the predominate damage mechanism [2]. In contrast, pulses between 10-7 s and 10-4 s may cause damage to an optic either because of dielectric breakdown or thermal effects. This means that both CW and pulsed damage thresholds must be compared to the laser beam to determine whether the optic is suitable for your application.

Pulse Duration t < 10-9 s 10-9 < t < 10-7 s 10-7 < t < 10-4 s t > 10-4 s
Damage Mechanism Avalanche Ionization Dielectric Breakdown Dielectric Breakdown or Thermal Thermal
Relevant Damage Specification No Comparison (See Above) Pulsed Pulsed and CW CW

When comparing an LIDT specified for a pulsed laser to your laser, it is essential to know the following:

Energy Density Scaling

LIDT in energy density vs. pulse length and spot size. For short pulses, energy density becomes a constant with spot size. This graph was obtained from [1].

  1. Wavelength of your laser
  2. Energy density of your beam (total energy divided by 1/e2 area)
  3. Pulse length of your laser
  4. Pulse repetition frequency (prf) of your laser
  5. Beam diameter of your laser (1/e2 )
  6. Approximate intensity profile of your beam (e.g., Gaussian)

The energy density of your beam should be calculated in terms of J/cm2. The graph to the right shows why expressing the LIDT as an energy density provides the best metric for short pulse sources. In this regime, the LIDT given as an energy density can be applied to any beam diameter; one does not need to compute an adjusted LIDT to adjust for changes in spot size. This calculation assumes a uniform beam intensity profile. You must now adjust this energy density to account for hotspots or other nonuniform intensity profiles and roughly calculate a maximum energy density. For reference a Gaussian beam typically has a maximum energy density that is twice that of the 1/e2 beam.

Now compare the maximum energy density to that which is specified as the LIDT for the optic. If the optic was tested at a wavelength other than your operating wavelength, the damage threshold must be scaled appropriately [3]. A good rule of thumb is that the damage threshold has an inverse square root relationship with wavelength such that as you move to shorter wavelengths, the damage threshold decreases (i.e., a LIDT of 1 J/cm2 at 1064 nm scales to 0.7 J/cm2 at 532 nm):

Pulse Wavelength Scaling

You now have a wavelength-adjusted energy density, which you will use in the following step.

Beam diameter is also important to know when comparing damage thresholds. While the LIDT, when expressed in units of J/cm², scales independently of spot size; large beam sizes are more likely to illuminate a larger number of defects which can lead to greater variances in the LIDT [4]. For data presented here, a <1 mm beam size was used to measure the LIDT. For beams sizes greater than 5 mm, the LIDT (J/cm2) will not scale independently of beam diameter due to the larger size beam exposing more defects.

The pulse length must now be compensated for. The longer the pulse duration, the more energy the optic can handle. For pulse widths between 1 - 100 ns, an approximation is as follows:

Pulse Length Scaling

Use this formula to calculate the Adjusted LIDT for an optic based on your pulse length. If your maximum energy density is less than this adjusted LIDT maximum energy density, then the optic should be suitable for your application. Keep in mind that this calculation is only used for pulses between 10-9 s and 10-7 s. For pulses between 10-7 s and 10-4 s, the CW LIDT must also be checked before deeming the optic appropriate for your application.

Please note that we have a buffer built in between the specified damage thresholds online and the tests which we have done, which accommodates variation between batches. Upon request, we can provide individual test information and a testing certificate. Contact Tech Support for more information.


[1] R. M. Wood, Optics and Laser Tech. 29, 517 (1998).
[2] Roger M. Wood, Laser-Induced Damage of Optical Materials (Institute of Physics Publishing, Philadelphia, PA, 2003).
[3] C. W. Carr et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 127402 (2003).
[4] N. Bloembergen, Appl. Opt. 12, 661 (1973).

In order to illustrate the process of determining whether a given laser system will damage an optic, a number of example calculations of laser induced damage threshold are given below. For assistance with performing similar calculations, we provide a spreadsheet calculator that can be downloaded by clicking the button to the right. To use the calculator, enter the specified LIDT value of the optic under consideration and the relevant parameters of your laser system in the green boxes. The spreadsheet will then calculate a linear power density for CW and pulsed systems, as well as an energy density value for pulsed systems. These values are used to calculate adjusted, scaled LIDT values for the optics based on accepted scaling laws. This calculator assumes a Gaussian beam profile, so a correction factor must be introduced for other beam shapes (uniform, etc.). The LIDT scaling laws are determined from empirical relationships; their accuracy is not guaranteed. Remember that absorption by optics or coatings can significantly reduce LIDT in some spectral regions. These LIDT values are not valid for ultrashort pulses less than one nanosecond in duration.

Intensity Distribution
A Gaussian beam profile has about twice the maximum intensity of a uniform beam profile.

CW Laser Example
Suppose that a CW laser system at 1319 nm produces a 0.5 W Gaussian beam that has a 1/e2 diameter of 10 mm. A naive calculation of the average linear power density of this beam would yield a value of 0.5 W/cm, given by the total power divided by the beam diameter:

CW Wavelength Scaling

However, the maximum power density of a Gaussian beam is about twice the maximum power density of a uniform beam, as shown in the graph to the right. Therefore, a more accurate determination of the maximum linear power density of the system is 1 W/cm.

An AC127-030-C achromatic doublet lens has a specified CW LIDT of 350 W/cm, as tested at 1550 nm. CW damage threshold values typically scale directly with the wavelength of the laser source, so this yields an adjusted LIDT value:

CW Wavelength Scaling

The adjusted LIDT value of 350 W/cm x (1319 nm / 1550 nm) = 298 W/cm is significantly higher than the calculated maximum linear power density of the laser system, so it would be safe to use this doublet lens for this application.

Pulsed Nanosecond Laser Example: Scaling for Different Pulse Durations
Suppose that a pulsed Nd:YAG laser system is frequency tripled to produce a 10 Hz output, consisting of 2 ns output pulses at 355 nm, each with 1 J of energy, in a Gaussian beam with a 1.9 cm beam diameter (1/e2). The average energy density of each pulse is found by dividing the pulse energy by the beam area:

Pulse Energy Density

As described above, the maximum energy density of a Gaussian beam is about twice the average energy density. So, the maximum energy density of this beam is ~0.7 J/cm2.

The energy density of the beam can be compared to the LIDT values of 1 J/cm2 and 3.5 J/cm2 for a BB1-E01 broadband dielectric mirror and an NB1-K08 Nd:YAG laser line mirror, respectively. Both of these LIDT values, while measured at 355 nm, were determined with a 10 ns pulsed laser at 10 Hz. Therefore, an adjustment must be applied for the shorter pulse duration of the system under consideration. As described on the previous tab, LIDT values in the nanosecond pulse regime scale with the square root of the laser pulse duration:

Pulse Length Scaling

This adjustment factor results in LIDT values of 0.45 J/cm2 for the BB1-E01 broadband mirror and 1.6 J/cm2 for the Nd:YAG laser line mirror, which are to be compared with the 0.7 J/cm2 maximum energy density of the beam. While the broadband mirror would likely be damaged by the laser, the more specialized laser line mirror is appropriate for use with this system.

Pulsed Nanosecond Laser Example: Scaling for Different Wavelengths
Suppose that a pulsed laser system emits 10 ns pulses at 2.5 Hz, each with 100 mJ of energy at 1064 nm in a 16 mm diameter beam (1/e2) that must be attenuated with a neutral density filter. For a Gaussian output, these specifications result in a maximum energy density of 0.1 J/cm2. The damage threshold of an NDUV10A Ø25 mm, OD 1.0, reflective neutral density filter is 0.05 J/cm2 for 10 ns pulses at 355 nm, while the damage threshold of the similar NE10A absorptive filter is 10 J/cm2 for 10 ns pulses at 532 nm. As described on the previous tab, the LIDT value of an optic scales with the square root of the wavelength in the nanosecond pulse regime:

Pulse Wavelength Scaling

This scaling gives adjusted LIDT values of 0.08 J/cm2 for the reflective filter and 14 J/cm2 for the absorptive filter. In this case, the absorptive filter is the best choice in order to avoid optical damage.

Pulsed Microsecond Laser Example
Consider a laser system that produces 1 µs pulses, each containing 150 µJ of energy at a repetition rate of 50 kHz, resulting in a relatively high duty cycle of 5%. This system falls somewhere between the regimes of CW and pulsed laser induced damage, and could potentially damage an optic by mechanisms associated with either regime. As a result, both CW and pulsed LIDT values must be compared to the properties of the laser system to ensure safe operation.

If this relatively long-pulse laser emits a Gaussian 12.7 mm diameter beam (1/e2) at 980 nm, then the resulting output has a linear power density of 5.9 W/cm and an energy density of 1.2 x 10-4 J/cm2 per pulse. This can be compared to the LIDT values for a WPQ10E-980 polymer zero-order quarter-wave plate, which are 5 W/cm for CW radiation at 810 nm and 5 J/cm2 for a 10 ns pulse at 810 nm. As before, the CW LIDT of the optic scales linearly with the laser wavelength, resulting in an adjusted CW value of 6 W/cm at 980 nm. On the other hand, the pulsed LIDT scales with the square root of the laser wavelength and the square root of the pulse duration, resulting in an adjusted value of 55 J/cm2 for a 1 µs pulse at 980 nm. The pulsed LIDT of the optic is significantly greater than the energy density of the laser pulse, so individual pulses will not damage the wave plate. However, the large average linear power density of the laser system may cause thermal damage to the optic, much like a high-power CW beam.


Posted Comments:
TRAIAN MIU  (posted 2019-09-13 15:29:24.063)
Is this filter available in a 80 mm diameter as well?
nbayconich  (posted 2019-09-16 03:54:44.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. We can provide larger versions of these filters as a custom option. I will reach out to you directly with more information about our custom capabilities.
akuznetsov  (posted 2018-10-08 12:25:21.68)
Please check with production to make sure the direction arrows are clearly marked (engraved). I received a filter than had a line and a tiny dot at the end of a line, it was not clear that the dot represented an arrow, but I assumed as such. I am used to seeing a full length arrow on your filters.
YLohia  (posted 2018-10-25 09:50:05.0)
Hello, thank you for your feedback. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this. We have finished checking our entire component inventory for these filters, but we did not find any engravings where the arrowhead was a different shape or a dot. That being said, our production team has been made aware of this issue to prevent it from happening again.
jurkusk  (posted 2018-09-18 12:12:06.95)
Hello, Could you tell me whether these filters work by absorbing or reflecting the wavelengths that are not transmitted?
YLohia  (posted 2018-09-19 02:58:27.0)
Hello, most of the rejected band is reflected with minimal absorption. Please note that there will be scatter and, unlike a dichroic mirror, we cannot guarantee the usability of the reflected light.
carl.asplund  (posted 2018-09-12 10:41:27.77)
Hi, What is the wavelength dependence on incidence angle for FESH900? We have unpolarized light. I have the same question for FELH900 if you have that data too. Best regards, Carl Asplund
nbayconich  (posted 2018-09-14 03:29:48.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. Increasing the AOI will shift the cutoff wavelength of these types of edgepass filters towards a shorter wavelength. Generally the cutoff wavelength will decrease as AOI increases. We have done more extensive transmission testing for our bandpass and notch pass filters as a function of wavelength. Our webpage located in the link below for our notch filters has an equation that shows how to calculate the passing centerwavelength shift of an interference filter as a function of AOI. A similar effect can be seen for the cutoff wavelength of the edgepass filters. https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=3880#D067E48C-DAAE-4C54-B614-CDDA86B81DF9-3880 I will contact you directly with more information.
tug13936  (posted 2018-04-23 18:45:50.27)
Can you provide the transmission curve for thsese filters (FELH0700 or FELH0600) with s-polarization and p-polarization? Is there any difference when the polarization is different?
nbayconich  (posted 2018-04-27 05:38:57.0)
Thank you for your feedback. The Transmission of S & P polarization at an angle of incidence of zero degrees will be the same. At 0 degrees AOI, s and p do not exist and you will see an identical response at 0 degrees AOI to vertical and horizontal polarization. If you are interested in a particular angle of incidence we can provide a scan service for our products. I will contact you directly with more information.
mountainskysea  (posted 2017-11-01 17:17:51.043)
问下FL和FB开头的filter有什么区别?
tfrisch  (posted 2017-12-13 02:23:48.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. FB nominally stands for Filter-Bandpass, and FL nominally stands for Filter-Laser, though both are bandpass filters. Generally, an FL filter will have a higher peak transmission than an FB with a similar bandwidth.
Tao.Jiang  (posted 2017-02-03 16:31:57.723)
Dear Thorlabs Team, is it possible to manufacture short pass filter of FESH1100, similar to FESH1000?
tfrisch  (posted 2017-02-13 02:12:05.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. It looks like you are already in contact with our Technical Support team on this matter, but I will also post this idea in our internal engineering forum.
nejbauer  (posted 2016-10-04 09:25:09.31)
Do you know the GVD (group velocity dispersion) for these filters? Or any similar data relevant to femtosecond applications? Specifically, I interested about GVD for the region 1200-1600 nm in transmission for FELH1100.
jlow  (posted 2016-10-10 11:07:36.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: Unfortunately we do not have GVD data for these filters.
daniel.brunner  (posted 2016-02-10 11:13:06.78)
Are these filter absorptive or reflective outside of their transmission window?
besembeson  (posted 2016-02-11 09:37:17.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: Whether it is absorptive or reflective depends on the wavelengths you are looking at. These filters are hard-coated so the blocking band is reflective. Very far away from the design window, some absorption does start to show up.
jay.mathews  (posted 2015-09-13 18:54:43.43)
It would be nice if you made a longpass filter that would block 1550 nm and let longer wavelengths through. Maybe 1575 or 1600 nm cutoff? 1550 lasers are cheap now, so people are using them as pumping sources for all kinds of spectroscopy and other optical experiments. We need a way to filter out the 1550.
besembeson  (posted 2015-09-29 12:11:52.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: Thanks for the feedback. We will look into offering this in the future.
jorpet  (posted 2015-04-26 09:25:49.19)
A long and short pass pair of FELH and FESH at 1050 nm will be very useful for me (and I suppose to many others). It will make a very good blocker/selector for 1064 nm. If one adds FELH 1100 (ore even FELH 1090) it makes a selection of three filters very useful for 1064 nm laser applications.
besembeson  (posted 2015-08-28 09:41:30.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: We also provide 1064nm bandpass filters with different FWHM values depending on user applications, for example FLH1064-8 or FL1064-10 or the FL1064-3. But in some cases, you can do multiple combinations like you suggested. As these will be so application dependent, it seems easier to make a shortpass-longpass combination as suitable.
user  (posted 2014-12-02 10:14:41.57)
Do you offer custom wavelength with small amount? or you offer custom wavelength for OEM?
cdaly  (posted 2014-12-04 04:22:48.0)
Response from Chris at Thorlabs: This may be more feasible at larger OEM quantities, but it would still typically be on a case to case basis. We would be happy to discuss the possibility of smaller quantities as well. Please contact us with your requirements at techsupport@thorlabs.com to discuss this further.
aklossek  (posted 2014-07-10 01:46:49.007)
Dear ladies and gentlemen, I would like to know how sensitive are these filters to changes of the incident angle? It is written that the cut-off wavelength shifts of about 10 % between 0° and 45° in case of the standard filters. This would be a shift to 900 nm for the 1000 nm SP. This is enourmous. Best regards André Klossek
jlow  (posted 2014-07-14 10:41:59.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: These are dielectric filters and they would be very sensitive to angle of incidence (AOI) change. These are designed for use at 0° AOI. If you require something at 45°, then your application would probably benefit from using other types of filters/mirrors instead. We will contact you directly to discuss about this and come up with a solution.
mibr  (posted 2014-02-25 11:51:26.753)
Why do Thorlabs not specify the power threshold on your filters? Can they be used with pulsed lasers?
jlow  (posted 2014-02-27 03:05:01.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: The damage threshold data are listed in the “Damage Threshold” tab for a few of the filters on this page. Unfortunately we do not test every single filter yet but you can use this table for a general guideline on how a filter would perform for different wavelength and pulse length.
nico.krauss  (posted 2013-11-28 14:19:49.62)
I am looking for a premium bandpass filter at 820 nm with a bandwidth of 10 nm. Is it possible to shift the center wavelength of the FBH810-10 to 820nm by rotating? If yes, what kind of losses do I have to expect? Are there any other possible solutions to this problem?
tcohen  (posted 2013-12-05 02:59:17.0)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: Thanks for contacting us. Actually, it is possible to change the center wavelength by angle of incidence tuning, but typically as you increase the angle of incidence, the center wavelength goes down. We’ll work on adding some datapoints describing this to our presentation. Although the quality of the premium bandpass filters are higher (transmission, out of band OD, surface quality, etc.), we do offer this as a stock option in our economy line: FB820-10. I’ll contact you to discuss this further.
parkse  (posted 2013-09-23 09:13:22.927)
Please introduce hard-coated premium shortpass filter for cut-off wavelength of 800 nm which will be used for transimssion of 780 nm (RB) and blocking of 852 nm (Cs) light.
cdaly  (posted 2013-09-26 15:09:00.0)
Response from Chris at Thorlabs: Thank you for your suggestions. It may be possible to provide a custom filter with this cut-on, but the price would likely increase significantly. Are you able to use a dichroic short pass filter in your application? the DMSP805, when used at 45 degree angle of incidence, has a high transmission at 780, with a high reflectance 852nm, found here: http://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=3313&pn=DMSP805#5306
lpeterso987  (posted 2013-08-16 12:39:16.687)
Your FEL1400 may meet our needs but the FEHL would be better since the transmission is near 100% rather than 80% for the FEL. Is it possible to get the FEHL with a 1400nm cuton? Also, can you tell me the power handling capabilities of the FEL1400 (or the FEHL). Will it be ok to filter 50 W of laser light?
pbui  (posted 2013-08-22 16:09:00.0)
Response from Phong at Thorlabs: Thank you for your post. Such a customization would require a custom coating. As for the damage threshold, we do not have a spec for our longpass filters. Our filters may have multiple transmitting and blocking regions. Depending on whether or not the power is concentrated on the transmitted or blocking region, the amount of power will be absorbed by the filter will vary, which will cause the damage threshold to vary as well. We will contact you directly to discuss this within the specifics of your application and to see about the possibility of offering a custom longpass filter.
florian.auras  (posted 2013-05-31 12:26:25.94)
Dear Thorlabs Team, these filters have proven to be extremely useful in several of our setups. Would it be possible to extend the portfolio to shorter wavelength regions? A 400 nm or 365 nm filter of this type would be fantastic! Thanks
tcohen  (posted 2013-06-06 12:02:00.0)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: Thank you for your suggestion. We are constantly growing our selection and are looking to expand our IBS capabilities to further this line.
jlow  (posted 2013-01-21 16:18:00.0)
Response from Jeremy at Thorlabs: We can do this for larger diameters. I will get in contact with you directly to discuss about this.
roumis.d  (posted 2013-01-21 12:07:06.12)
Is there any chance of these lp filters being available in larger diameters.. 50mm would be quite helpful. Thanks

Hard-Coated Longpass Filters

Item # Cut-On Wavelength Transmission Dataa Damage Thresholdb
FELH1000 1000 nm info 3.75 J/cm(1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.516 mm)
FELH1050 1050 nm info 0.1 J/cm2 (532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.360 mm)
FELH1100 1100 nm info -
FELH1150 1150 nm info -
FELH1200 1200 nm info -
FELH1250 1250 nm info -
FELH1300 1300 nm info -
FELH1350 1350 nm info -
FELH1400 1400 nm info -
FELH1450 1450 nm info -
FELH1500 1500 nm info -
Item # Cut-On Wavelength Transmission Dataa Damage Thresholdb
FELH0400 400 nm info -
FELH0450 450 nm info -
FELH0500 500 nm info -
FELH0550 550 nm info 1.0 J/cm(532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.472 mm)
FELH0600 600 nm info -
FELH0650 650 nm info -
FELH0700 700 nm info -
FELH0750 750 nm info -
FELH0800 800 nm info -
FELH0850 850 nm info -
FELH0900 900 nm info -
FELH0950 950 nm info 0.25 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø1.010 mm)
  • Click on More Info Icon for a plot and downloadable data. Keep in mind that the data given is typical, and performance may vary from lot to lot, particularly outside of the specified region for each filter.
  • The Damage Thresholds tab provides a detailed overview of how laser-induced damage thresholds are measured and how the values may be utilized in determining the appropriateness of an optic for a given application.
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Hard-Coated Shortpass Filters

Item # Cut-Off Wavelength Transmission Dataa Damage Thresholdb
FESH0450 450 nm info -
FESH0500 500 nm info -
FESH0550 550 nm info -
FESH0600 600 nm info 3 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.429 mm)
FESH0650 650 nm info -
FESH0700 700 nm info 1.0 J/cm2 (532 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.472 mm)
Item # Cut-Off Wavelength Transmission Dataa Damage Thresholdb
FESH0750 750 nm info -
FESH0800 800 nm info -
FESH0850 850 nm info -
FESH0900 900 nm info -
FESH0950 950 nm info -
FESH1000 1000 nm info 7.5 J/cm2 (1064 nm, 10 ns, 10 Hz, Ø0.516 mm)
  • Click on More Info Icon for a plot and downloadable data. Keep in mind that the data given is typical, and performance may vary from lot to lot, particularly outside of the specified region for each filter.
  • The Damage Thresholds tab provides a detailed overview of how laser-induced damage thresholds are measured and how the values may be utilized in determining the appropriateness of an optic for a given application.
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