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23 September 1994 Diffractive optical components for fiber-to-waveguide couplers
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This study investigates the use of diffractive optical components for efficient, mode-matched optical fiber-to-waveguide coupling. In this study a single element, with diffractive lenses on both back and front surfaces, is designed, fabricated, and tested. The element transforms the optical beam profile exiting a laser diode from a divergent, elliptical mode profile into a collimated beam of circular mode shape. The output beam shape and optical efficiency of the diffractive element are measured. Test results agree favorably with expected values.
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Helen Johnson Cole, Jeffrey S. Cites, and Paul R. Ashley "Diffractive optical components for fiber-to-waveguide couplers", Proc. SPIE 2267, Advanced Microdevices and Space Science Sensors, (23 September 1994); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.187476
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