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dc.contributor.advisorKostuk, Raymond K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBattiato, James Michael, 1966-
dc.creatorBattiato, James Michael, 1966-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T13:15:47Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T13:15:47Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/278187
dc.description.abstractThe design, fabrication, and testing of diffractive microlens arrays for use in fiber optic interconnects is presented. Advantages of using diffractive microlenses for fiber interconnects instead of refractive microlenses are discussed. A theoretical discussion of diffractive lens operation including the effects of chromatic aberration on fiber coupling is given, along with equations for mask generation. From these equations, a set of masks to fabricate an array of four phase level diffractive microlenses was produced. Experimental procedures for the fabrication of diffractive microlenses from this mask set are presented. Arrays of binary lenses in photoresist with depth errors of less than 4% were fabricated and test results are given. A novel fiber optic tap utilizing both surface relief microlenses and a volume holographic element is demonstrated. In addition, a fiber array coupler using silicon V-grooves and an array of diffractive lenses is also demonstrated.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Optics.en_US
dc.titleDiffractive microlenses for fiber optic array interconnectsen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349475en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27699468en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-13T09:16:57Z
html.description.abstractThe design, fabrication, and testing of diffractive microlens arrays for use in fiber optic interconnects is presented. Advantages of using diffractive microlenses for fiber interconnects instead of refractive microlenses are discussed. A theoretical discussion of diffractive lens operation including the effects of chromatic aberration on fiber coupling is given, along with equations for mask generation. From these equations, a set of masks to fabricate an array of four phase level diffractive microlenses was produced. Experimental procedures for the fabrication of diffractive microlenses from this mask set are presented. Arrays of binary lenses in photoresist with depth errors of less than 4% were fabricated and test results are given. A novel fiber optic tap utilizing both surface relief microlenses and a volume holographic element is demonstrated. In addition, a fiber array coupler using silicon V-grooves and an array of diffractive lenses is also demonstrated.


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