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Collimators and collimator arrays for telecommunication applications
Author(s): Daniel Henri Raguin; Steve Chakmakjian; Nestor Farmiga; Eric Prince; Sam J. Ward
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Paper Abstract

Precision collimators and collimator arrays are increasingly critical components as telecommunication networks increase in bandwidth. In this paper we describe the collimator fabrication process at Corning Rochester Photonics Corporation. We describe replicated and etched collimator arrays and illustrate packaging concepts. Metrology and optical performance data is presented for both individual and arrayed collimators. Microlens surfaces etched into fused silica with surfaces sags of greater than 70micrometers , surface finishes better than 30 Angstroms are presented. Collimator arrays with pointing errors less than 40(mu) Rad, and microlens focal length uniformity error less than +/- 0.5% have been fabricated and the data presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4437, Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems II, (13 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448148
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Henri Raguin, Corning Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
Steve Chakmakjian, Corning Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
Nestor Farmiga, Corning Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
Eric Prince, Corning Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)
Sam J. Ward, Corning Rochester Photonics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4437:
Gradient Index, Miniature, and Diffractive Optical Systems II
Thomas J. Suleski, Editor(s)

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