A filter that transmits
a continuous range (band) of wavelengths
but reflects or absorbs wavelengths above and below this range. Bandpass
filters are specified by the full width at half maximum
(FWHM) of their transmission peak: wideband (greater than 60 nm FWHM), medium
band (20 to 60 nm FWHM), and narrowband (less than 20 nm FWHM).
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