Paper-Based Low Cost Optical Filter

We report simple and inexpensive technique using several sheets of white paper for filtering the blue and non-blue radiation of a white light emitting diode source in the transmission mode. We visibly illustrate successful rejection of specific energy of white light by the filtering papers through absorption mechanism where weak transmission of blue and red radiations are observed. In addition, photoluminescence arising from the papers in near infrared region is also presented while using the white light excitation. Owing to the presence of different whitening agents in the papers, selective absorption and divergent coloured emission from the sheets are observed.