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Diffractive optical element design techniques for high-fidelity optical interconnections and beam-shaping applications
Author(s): Andrew J. Waddie; Jinsong Liu; Martin Thomson; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we review several different design techniques for the creation of diffractive optical elements (DOEs). We compare the performance speed of these disparate methods against the efficiency and fidelity of the grating output. In addition, we investigate the mechanisms behind observed deviations of the actual element output from both the desired and simulated DOE outputs. This investigation allows the relative importance of the different fabrication error mechanisms to be assessed and some conclusions regarding modification to the fabrication process to be reached.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5453, Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545466
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Andrew J. Waddie, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jinsong Liu, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Martin Thomson, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5453:
Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects
Hugo Thienpont; Kent D. Choquette; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Editor(s)

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