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Diffractive Micro-Optics For Laser Communications
Author(s): T M Fletcher; A G McKay
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Paper Abstract

A diffractive optical element has been fabricated using VLSI techniques for use in multi-channel infra-red optical systems. This diffractive micro-optic demonstrates the flexibility and resolution available with current lithographic techniques. The optical element has a diffraction efficiency of 47% and a noise floor of -30dB. As lithographic techniques continue to improve, diffractive optics will become available for systems operating throughout the visible spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1044, Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers, (11 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951299
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T M Fletcher, TRW Inc. (United States)
A G McKay, TRW Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1044:
Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers
Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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