27 November 2017 Design and simulation of a planar micro-optic free-space receiver
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Proceedings Volume 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017; 105901I (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2306358
Event: International Optical Design Conference - IODC 2017, 2017, Denver, United States
We propose a compact directional optical receiver for free-space communications, where a microlens array and micro-optic structures selectively couple light from a narrow incidence angle into a thin slab waveguide and then to an edge-mounted detector. A small lateral translation of the lenslet array controls the coupled input angle, enabling the receiver to select the transmitter source direction. We present the optical design and simulation of a 10mm x 10mm aperture receiver using a 30μm thick silicon waveguide able to couple up to 2.5Gbps modulated input to a 10mm x 30μm wide detector.
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Brett R. Nadler, Brett R. Nadler, Justin M. Hallas, Justin M. Hallas, Jason H. Karp, Jason H. Karp, Joseph E. Ford, Joseph E. Ford, "Design and simulation of a planar micro-optic free-space receiver", Proc. SPIE 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017, 105901I (27 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2306358; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2306358


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