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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2000
  • pp: 704–713

Experimental and numerical analyses of misalignment tolerances in free-space optical interconnects

Frédéric Lacroix, Marc Châteauneuf, Xin Xue, and Andrew G. Kirk  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 704-713 (2000)

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A comparison of numerical analyses with experimental measurements suggests that both the ray-tracing and the Gaussian beam-propagation models overestimate the misalignment tolerances for on-axis beams and fail to predict the large longitudinal focal shift that occurs for off-axis beams propagating in free-space optical interconnects.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(200.2610) Optics in computing : Free-space digital optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

Original Manuscript: May 24, 1999
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 1999
Published: February 10, 2000

Frédéric Lacroix, Marc Châteauneuf, Xin Xue, and Andrew G. Kirk, "Experimental and numerical analyses of misalignment tolerances in free-space optical interconnects," Appl. Opt. 39, 704-713 (2000)

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