20 April 1998 Microdiffractive optics for integration with single-mode fibers
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Optical connectors utilize microlens elements for coupling light into and out of fibers. Typically, these lenses are based on sapphire ball lenses or Gradient Index lens elements.However, lenses that are on the same scale as the single-mode fiber itself have not been previously realized. This paper introduces an optical lens element that fits into the single-mode optical ferrule, without any modifications to the connector package. This approach offers substantial performance and cost benefits over other methods.Both theoretical and experimental results are presented.
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Eric G. Johnson, Charles S. Koehler, Thomas J. Suleski, Jared D. Stack, Michael R. Feldman, "Microdiffractive optics for integration with single-mode fibers", Proc. SPIE 3289, Micro-Optics Integration and Assemblies, (20 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305471; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.305471


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