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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 1998
  • pp: 5368–5376

Design and Operation of an In Situ Microchannel Alignment-Detection System

Brian Robertson, David Kabal, Guillaume C. Boisset, Yongsheng Liu, William M. Robertson, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, and David V. Plant  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 23, pp. 5368-5376 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.005368


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Abstract

The design of an alignment-detection system that uses off-axis diffractive elements and photodetectors is presented. The system was developed to detect the real-time misalignment of an array of optical beams as they pass through a microchannel relay. The design of this scheme is presented along with experimental results obtained from a prototype detection system.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment

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Brian Robertson, David Kabal, Guillaume C. Boisset, Yongsheng Liu, William M. Robertson, Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, and David V. Plant, "Design and Operation of an In Situ Microchannel Alignment-Detection System," Appl. Opt. 37, 5368-5376 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-23-5368


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