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Characteristics Of Efficient Laser Diode Collimators
Author(s): John F. Forkner; David W. Kuntz
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Paper Abstract

A series of lenses for focusing and collimating the output of semiconductor lasers is described. The description of an anamorphic prism pair to convert the beam cross-section from elliptical to circular is also given. Designs which perform to diffraction limitation, yet lend themselves to low cost manufacturing are specifically considered. Correction for the aberrative effects of diode windows, a situation commonly encountered, is analyzed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1982
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0390, High Speed Read/Write Techniques for Advanced Printing and Data Handling, (20 September 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.935056
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John F. Forkner, Melles Griot (United States)
David W. Kuntz, Melles Griot (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0390:
High Speed Read/Write Techniques for Advanced Printing and Data Handling
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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