Online filter modeling tool from Semrock characterizes optical filters

Aug. 25, 2011
The MyLight online filter modeling tool characterizes optical filters under varying theoretical conditions in real time.

The MyLight online filter modeling tool characterizes optical filters under varying theoretical conditions in real time. Data can be saved, redrawn, and printed. Optical filter data can be presented at normal angles or incidence, average polarizations, and assume collimated light. This system can utilize a tilted filter and a cone of illumination, angle tuning, and other data specifications.
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ROCHESTER, NY, July 11, 2011 - MyLight, Semrock’s new online filter modeling tool, provides users with the ability to characterize optical filters under varying theoretical conditions in real time. Interested in seeing how a Semrock catalog filter behaves under a particular angle of incidence, polarization or cone half angle? My Light can provide you with the theoretical answers by simply entering your parameters and selecting “Generate Plot.” MyLight data can also be saved, re-drawn and printed.

Traditionally, optical filter data was presented at normal angles of incidence, average polarization assuming collimated incident light. But what if your system utilized a tilted filter and/or a cone of illumination? What if you were interested in the possibility of angle tuning a filter to optimize it to your specifications? In the past, you had to contact the manufacturer and wait for an answer. With MyLight, you can input your conditions, click Generate Plot, and immediately evaluate that filters theoretical dataset. Designing and evaluating interference optical filters has never been easier. MyLight puts the power of optical filter modeling and evaluation at your fingertips.

Please visit to use this new tool, or for additional product specification information including downloadable ASCII data. Order any of our catalog products by noon (EST) and have it shipped out the same day. All catalog products are guaranteed with Semrock’s 30-day no-hassle return policy and covered by the five-year warranty for all catalog parts.



Semrock, Inc., a Unit of IDEX Optics and Photonics, manufactures optical filters that set the standard in performance and reliability for the biotech and analytical instrumentation industries, as well as innovative optical filters for more general laser and optical systems applications. All Semrock optical filters are made with hard ion-beam-sputtered optical coatings. OEM filters are manufactured in volume. End-users benefit from a wide selection of standard catalog products that ship from stock. Semrock’s patented and patent-pending products include its highly acclaimed BrightLine® fluorescence filters, state-of-the-art filters for Raman spectroscopy, and other unique filters for lasers and optical systems. Semrock’s innovative products, made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering with Semrock’s proprietary volume manufacturing technology, are covered under a five-year warranty.

Founded in September 2000, Semrock is based in Rochester, New York, a well-known center of optics, and has sales offices throughout the United States. In October 2008 Semrock became a Unit of IDEX Corporation. For additional information about Semrock, its products, and its team of international distributors, visit the company website at

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