We show that the coupling efficiency of an optical system to a waveguide can be related to an apodized and normalized point spread function. Adapting the problem to the use of optical design software, we analyze and optimize systems that contain a fair amount of aberration. We compare theoretical predictions with experimental results and obtain good agreement.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 12, 1995
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996
Marie Côté and Robert R. Shannon, "Optimization of waveguide coupling lenses with optical design software," Appl. Opt. 35, 6179-6185 (1996)