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Diffractive optical components for fiber-to-waveguide couplers
Author(s): Helen Johnson Cole; Jeffrey S. Cites; Paul R. Ashley
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Paper Abstract

This study investigates the use of diffractive optical components for efficient, mode-matched optical fiber-to-waveguide coupling. In this study a single element, with diffractive lenses on both back and front surfaces, is designed, fabricated, and tested. The element transforms the optical beam profile exiting a laser diode from a divergent, elliptical mode profile into a collimated beam of circular mode shape. The output beam shape and optical efficiency of the diffractive element are measured. Test results agree favorably with expected values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2267, Advanced Microdevices and Space Science Sensors, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187476
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Helen Johnson Cole, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey S. Cites, Aegis Research Corp. (United States)
Paul R. Ashley, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2267:
Advanced Microdevices and Space Science Sensors
James A. Cutts, Editor(s)

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