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Optical Engineering

Using fiber butt coupling for light delivery to the write/read objective in optical recording
Author(s): Yakov S. Sidorin; Dennis G. Howe
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Paper Abstract

Power transfer is analyzed in an optical recording application. We compare using only a collimating lens to deliver light from a laser diode to the write/read objective versus using a lens and a singlemode fiber that is butt-coupled to the laser diode. The system that employs an intermediate singlemode fiber is shown to deliver more power in an optical configuration that exhibits a large object plane field of view (collector numerical aperture ?0.11). Furthermore, the fiber/lens system delivers a circular, anastigmatic beam to the write/read objective. Several potential advantages of fiber/lens systems are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(3) doi: 10.1117/1.602428
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Yakov S. Sidorin, Gemfire Corp. (United States)
Dennis G. Howe, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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