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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3992–4001

Numerical wave optical analysis of microlens array telescopes and comparison with experimental results

Jacques Duparré and Rolf Göring  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 19, pp. 3992-4001 (2003)

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We present a numerical wave optical model to describe the complex behavior of coaxial and decentered microlens-array-based telescopes illuminated by an incoherent angular spectrum of plane waves. With the use of this model we have been able to observe major performance differences between Galilean and Keplerian setups, which to our knowledge were not described before. The results of the simulations are compared with experimental results; the images of multimode fiber end faces are characterized with respect to transfer efficiency and intensity distribution. The results are also explained by use of modified existing analytical models.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2002
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2003
Published: July 1, 2003

Jacques Duparré and Rolf Göring, "Numerical wave optical analysis of microlens array telescopes and comparison with experimental results," Appl. Opt. 42, 3992-4001 (2003)

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