Application Note: Creating Simple Filter Shapes in Excel, Labview and Matlab

This Application Note provides a comprehensive overview of the creation of filter files for use with the WaveShaper.

It covers the filter function, a function describing the complex change in wave amplitude; and attenuation and phase, describing the change in wave intensity and phase. These two different representations of optical filters are described and compared.

The User Configurable Filter (*.ucf) and WaveShaper Preset (*.wsp) file formats are introduced and contrasted. A set of easy-to-follow instructions are given on creating these filter files in Microsoft Excel, LabVIEW 8.5 and MATLAB. The techniques described can be freely modified to accommodate the user’s own filter designs.

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