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Assessment of microlenses for diode bar collimation
Author(s): Adrian R. Holdsworth; Howard J. Baker
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Paper Abstract

An optical arrangement is described for the investigation of alignment and optical aberration effects for fast-axis collimation lenses used with laser diode bars. Different lens configurations have been compared, and correction of the collimation errors caused by bowing of the diode bar ('smile') has been achieved by use of a piezo-electric actuator to make a compensating bow in the micro-lens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3000, Laser Diode and LED Applications III, (10 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263493
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Adrian R. Holdsworth, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Howard J. Baker, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3000:
Laser Diode and LED Applications III
Kurt J. Linden, Editor(s)

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