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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 April 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0740, Laser Diode Optics, (20 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939731
Show Author Affiliations
John F. Forkner, Melles Griot (United States)
David W. Kuntz, Melles Griot (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0740:
Laser Diode Optics
David W. Kuntz, Editor(s)

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