Combination of ray-trace and diffraction modeling to describe coupling laser diodes to fibers and waveguides

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Abstract

We describe a design tool for analyzing coupling between laser diodes and waveguides. The calculation includes adding system aberration information from a ray trace to a diffraction calculation in order to estimate the distribution of light incident on the waveguide. The overlap integral is used to calculate coupling efficiency. A simple example is given that analyzes coupling from a single-mode laser diode to a single-mode fiber using a ball lens. Calculations are compared with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsP.C. Chen, Tom D. Milster
Pages194-202
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventLaser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Oct 25 1995Oct 26 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2610
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherLaser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period10/25/9510/26/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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