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Combination of ray-trace and diffraction modeling to describe coupling laser diodes to fibers and waveguides
Author(s): Tomas D. Milster
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Paper Abstract

We describe a design tool for analyzing coupling between laser diodes and waveguides. The calculation includes adding system aberration information from a ray trace to a diffraction calculation in order to estimate the distribution of light incident on the waveguide. The overlap integral is used to calculate coupling efficiency. A simple example is given that analyzes coupling from a single-mode laser diode to a single-mode fiber using a ball lens. Calculations are compared with experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2610, Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230082
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Tomas D. Milster, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2610:
Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology
Pei Chuang Chen; Tomas D. Milster, Editor(s)

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