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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2334–2341

Dual-fiber collimator with elliptical spot for optical MEMS devices

Zhanxi Huang, Yaming Wu, and Jing Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 16, pp. 2334-2341 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.002334


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Abstract

Fiber collimators are widely used in optical communication components and fiber-optic sensors. Ordinary fiber collimators are made with a circular beam waist radius from 100 μm to 300 μm . The circular beam waist is too large to switch or shut the beam for certain micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) actuators (such as MEMS linear mirrors). In this paper, a dual-fiber collimator with an elliptical spot is proposed to meet the demands of MEMS optical devices. The elliptical spot collimator has been designed and fabricated, the beam waist spot of which is an elliptical spot with a 231.6 μm long-axis radius and a 12.87 μm short-axis radius, and its coupling loss is 0.37 dB .

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2011
Published: May 20, 2011

Citation
Zhanxi Huang, Yaming Wu, and Jing Xu, "Dual-fiber collimator with elliptical spot for optical MEMS devices," Appl. Opt. 50, 2334-2341 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-16-2334


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