What is Long-pass Filter?
A longpass filter is an optical filter designed to transmit all wavelengths longer than a specific cutoff wavelength while blocking shorter wavelengths of light. It works by allowing long-wavelength light to pass through but starts blocking short-wavelength light at a specific cutoff wavelength. Therefore, it is transparent on long bands and blocking on short bands. Longpass filters are commonly used to separate spectral components, fluorescence microscopy, and some optical sensing applications.
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Know-how about Long Pass Optical Filter
Why Noni Longpass Filters?
Noni Optics offers a diverse selection of custom long-pass filters tailored to your needs. Covering a wavelength spectrum from 360nm (UV) to 1.20µm (NIR), these filters are meticulously designed to achieve precise edge cut-off, transition steepness, and desired light transmission or blocking. Our long-pass filter collection includes options for both 0° and 14° angles of incidence, ensuring versatility. Moreover, we possess the capability to adapt our existing long-pass filter designs to align seamlessly with your particular applications or systems.
What is the Difference between Long Pass and Short Pass Filters?
Short pass filters and long pass filters are two different types of optical filters, which have the following differences:
Shortpass filters transmit short-wavelength light and block long-wavelength light; long-pass filters transmit long-wavelength light and block short-wavelength light. Their cut-off wavelengths are opposite, the short-pass filter has a longer cut-off wavelength, and the long-pass filter has a shorter cut-off wavelength.
The short-pass filter and the long-pass filter complement each other in the selection of the spectral range, and they can be combined to form a band-pass filter, which can transmit optical signals in a specific wavelength range and block other wavelengths.
These two filters are widely used in the field of optics to realize the selective transmission, separation, and enhancement of optical signals to meet the needs of different applications.
How Can Long-pass Filters Work with Other Optical Filters
Long-pass filters can be ingeniously paired with various filter types to attain intricate optical functionalities or address specific application requirements. Here are a few common filters that long pass filters may be paired with and their effects:
Shortpass Filters + Longpass Filters:
When these two filters are connected in series, their stop bands and pass bands overlap to form a specific wavelength range, which is a bandpass filter. A bandpass filter is an optical filter that selectively transmits a specific range of wavelengths while blocking other wavelengths. By adjusting the parameters and characteristics of the shortpass filter and longpass filter, different band-pass filters can be customized to meet the needs of specific wavelength ranges in different applications.
Narrow Band Pass Filter + Long Pass Filter:
This pairing serves to accentuate particular wavelength ranges while diminishing others. By employing narrow bandpass filters, a narrow spectrum of wavelengths is selectively allowed through, and coupling this with long pass filters can elevate overall transmission.
Notch Filters + Longpass Filters:
A long pass filter allows transmission of all wavelengths longer than a certain cutoff wavelength, while a notch filter selectively rejects specific wavelengths. Such combinations can be used to create bandpass filters that transmit light in a specific range of wavelengths while blocking other wavelengths.
Longpass Filter + Longpass Filter:
In certain optical configurations, the utilization of a long-pass filter in tandem with another can effectively attenuate shorter-wavelength light components, consequently augmenting the intensity of longer-wavelength light.
Longpass Filters Applications
Noni Longpass filters have the advantages of wide cut-off bandwidth, deep cut-off depth, high transition steepness, and high transmittance. As such, they play an important role in several optical applications:
- Fluorescence excitation spectrum measurement: The long-wavelength pass filter can be used to selectively transmit long-wavelength excitation light, thereby suppressing the interference of short-wavelength excitation light in fluorescence measurement and improving the accuracy of measurement.
- Raman Spectroscopy Applications: Longpass filters can be used in Raman spectroscopy to allow specific Raman scattering wavelengths to pass through, thereby helping to analyze the molecular structure of the sample.
- Spectral grouping applications: Longpass filters are used in spectrometers and optical sensors to selectively transmit light of longer wavelengths for spectral analysis of specific frequency bands.
- Astronomical Observation Applications: In astronomy, long-wavelength pass filters can be used to selectively transmit long-wavelength celestial radiation, such as infrared light, for astronomical observation.
- Imaging optics: Longpass filters can be used to eliminate unwanted interfering light other than visible light, thereby improving image clarity and contrast.
- Machine Vision Systems: In machine vision, long pass filters can be used to filter out unwanted wavelength bands, making the system more sensitive to the specific spectral range required.
FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions
Some important information you might want to know.
Do you offer standard optic components (Shelf Products) ?No, we don’t sell shelf products. We offer customization service according to your requirements for specific projects or brands equivalent.
What substrates do you use for custom optical components?Our most frequently used substrates are Zinc Selenide (ZnSe), Zinc Sulfide (ZnS), Silicon, Germanium (Ge), Copper, Aluminum, Mo, PMMA, Chalcogenide Glasses, etc.
Can you help to customize according to samples we offered?We highly recommend producing according to specific drawings. Since there are lots of indexes which can not be obtained by measuring samples, such as requirements of material.
What's your MOQ for customized projects?We set very low MOQ for customization projects. But of course, price will be quoted according to the quantity to cover our production cost.
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What shipping methods are available?We commonly use UPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, SF, EMS etc. We also accept your own appointed forwarder.
What's the lead time for sampling, for mass production?For customization projects, sampling lead time will be 1 to 2 weeks. For mass production, 1 to 2 months for orders with quantity 1000 to 2000 pieces.
Can you offer all the Certificates required by our customs and our company?Every product that leaves the factory has been carefully tested. We would like to offer you all the certificates required by your side. Such as:
All products delivered by us will be carefully cleaned and packaged.
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