Abstract

The recent development and availability of fiber-optic components including graded-index (GRIN) microlenses and the unique optical properties of single-mode optical fibers make it possible to build ideal detector systems for light-scattering measurements. We show that the simple coupling of a 0.25-pitch GRIN lens and a single-mode optical fiber to form a collimator makes a nonimaging detector system with properties that are superior to conventional setups based on pinholes and that approaches the theoretical limit of a perfectly coherent detector.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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