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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3424–3428

Integrated polymer microprisms for free space optical beam deflecting

Christopher Reardon, Andrea Di Falco, Karl Welna, and Thomas Krauss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3424-3428 (2009)

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We demonstrate beam deflection and multiple channel communication in free space optical communications using microprisms integrated directly onto an array of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). The design and fabrication of such a transmitter is presented, and shown to achieve beam deflection of up to 10° in a planar configuration. A location discovery application, for use within a distributed network, is put forward and analysed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(200.2605) Optics in computing : Free-space optical communication
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2009
Published: February 19, 2009

Christopher Reardon, Andrea Di Falco, Karl Welna, and Thomas Krauss, "Integrated polymer microprisms for free space optical beam deflecting," Opt. Express 17, 3424-3428 (2009)

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