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Achromatic diffractive optics for laser diodes and fiber-optic coupling
Author(s): W. Hudson Welch; Robert D. Te Kolste; Michael R. Feldman; John R. Rowlette
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Paper Abstract

The design and fabrication of a low cost laser diode to fiber optic coupler is discussed. A single diffractive optical element was used to provide uniform coupling efficiency over a 40 nm bandwidth. The element was optimized to maintain constant coupling efficiency with small tilts and decenters. An iterative method referred to as radially symmetric iterative discrete on-axis (RSIDO) encoding was used to determine optimum fringe placement and profile.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2152, Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology, (17 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178064
Show Author Affiliations
W. Hudson Welch, Digital Optics Corp. (United States)
Robert D. Te Kolste, Digital Optics Corp. (United States)
Michael R. Feldman, Digital Optics Corp. (United States)
John R. Rowlette, AMP, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2152:
Diffractive and Holographic Optics Technology
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee, Editor(s)

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