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Aspherics In Integrated Optics
Author(s): Giancarlo C. Righini; Vera Russo; Stefano Sottini
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Paper Abstract

A wide class of geodesic components for integrated optics, that are capable of beam deflection and splitting, focusing and imaging, are described. They are obtained simply by inserting in the substrate of the optical circuit a depression (or protrusion) of suitable curvature. The majority of these geodesic elements have aspherical surfaces, that must be fabricated with high accuracy. A general analytical design procedure is reported, which can be used also to evaluate the effects of the fabrication errors. The experimental tests of some aspheric components, fabricated in glass substrates by conventional grinding and polishing techniques, have been satisfactory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0235, Aspheric Optics: Design, Manufacture, Testing, (13 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.958958
Show Author Affiliations
Giancarlo C. Righini, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde ElettromagnetichE (Italy)
Vera Russo, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche (Italy)
Stefano Sottini, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0235:
Aspheric Optics: Design, Manufacture, Testing
L. R. Baker; K. J. Rosenbruch, Editor(s)

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