Solid Optics (SO) is 3D optics without air spaces. In some respects it is a 3D version of Integrated Optics (IO), but it shares many features with Conventional Optics (CO) that IO cannot share. After a general comparison of SO, IO, and CO; we note that for many purposes SO is the best choice. We then discuss general approaches, geometries, and figures of merit for SO systems. The final main topic is a review of the two main types of SO system: linear and right-angle.
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H. John Caulfield, H. John Caulfield, Marius P. Schamschula, Marius P. Schamschula, } "Solid optics: a review", Proc. SPIE 10287, Optoelectronic Devices and Systems for Processing: A Critical Review, 102870A (9 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259699; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.259699

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