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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2006
  • pp: 7811–7817

Concept of a miniature optical spectrometer using integrated optical and micro-optical components

Ivan Avrutsky, Kalyani Chaganti, Ildar Salakhutdinov, and Gregory Auner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 30, pp. 7811-7817 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.007811


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Abstract

We describe the concept of a super compact diffractive imaging spectrometer, with optical components a few millimeters across in all dimensions, capable of detecting optical fluorescence spectra within the entire visible spectral range from 400 nm to 700 nm with resolution of the order of 2 nm. In addition, the proposed spectrometer is capable of working simultaneously with multiple, up to 35, independent input optical channels. A specially designed diffractive optical element integrated with a planar optical waveguide is the key component of the proposed device. In the preliminary experimental tests, a uniform waveguide grating with a microlens was used to mimic operation of the diffractive optical element. A microspectrometer with optical components measured below 1 cm in all dimensions covers the spectral range from 450 nm to 650 nm and shows a spectral resolution of 0.5 nm at wavelengths close to 514 nm and 633 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2006

Citation
Ivan Avrutsky, Kalyani Chaganti, Ildar Salakhutdinov, and Gregory Auner, "Concept of a miniature optical spectrometer using integrated optical and micro-optical components," Appl. Opt. 45, 7811-7817 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-30-7811


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