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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 1992
  • pp: 5255–5258

Planar microlens relay optics utilizing lateral focusing

D. Intani, T. Baba, and K. Iga  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 25, pp. 5255-5258 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.005255


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Abstract

We have proposed a novel concept of planar microlens relay optics with the goal of realizing alignment-free and multifunctional integrated optical subsystems. Since the planar microlens is one of its key elements, its lateral focusing characteristics were examined. The measured focusing spot size was 3 μm × 7 μm, which is comparable with the core of single-mode optical fibers. By measuring the refractive-index distribution, we found that the planar microlens produced by the electromigration method has a desirable index distribution that resembles that of a Luneburg lens. Thus we conclude that planar microlens relay optics may be facilitated when the lateral focusing property of planar microlenses is used.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 1991
Published: September 1, 1992

Citation
D. Intani, T. Baba, and K. Iga, "Planar microlens relay optics utilizing lateral focusing," Appl. Opt. 31, 5255-5258 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-25-5255


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