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Design, implementation, and characterization of a folded spot array generator for a modulator-based free-space optical interconnect
Author(s): Marc Chateauneuf; Frederic Thomas-Dupuis; Andrew G. Kirk
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Paper Abstract

A folded structured light generator is presented. This spot array generator is to be used in a modulator-based free- space optical interconnect. Three cascaded diffractive optical elements produce 4 X 8 clusters on an 800 micrometers X 1600 micrometers pitch, where each cluster is a 4 X 4 array of 13.1-micrometers -radius spot on a 90-micrometers pitch. The folded configuration is more compact than an existing linear spot array generator. Details of the optical design and assembly issues are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386841
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Chateauneuf, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Frederic Thomas-Dupuis, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Andrew G. Kirk, McGill Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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