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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 1990
  • pp: 777–785

Effects of curved mirror misalignment in a folded waveguide

J. Banerji, A. R. Davies, R. W. J. Devereux, C. A. Hill, and R. M. Jenkins  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 777-785 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.000777


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Abstract

We have previously discussed the transmission and coupling losses of a Gaussian beam in a folded waveguide structure made of two hollow square waveguides placed symmetrically above a spherical mirror with a nonzero on-axis angle between. Here we investigate the additional loss due to the misalignment of the mirror (axial displacement and/or angular tilt). The theoretical results are in good agreement with experiment and provide alignment tolerances for folded waveguide design.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 1989
Published: February 20, 1990

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J. Banerji, A. R. Davies, R. W. J. Devereux, C. A. Hill, and R. M. Jenkins, "Effects of curved mirror misalignment in a folded waveguide," Appl. Opt. 29, 777-785 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-6-777


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