Abstract

The optical design of a photonic switching system is described in detail. The system is a 4-f imaging system with one lens design based on a Petzval lens and the second lens design based on a double Gauss lens. The assembled system is 60 mm × 70 mm × 370 mm and features a single imaging stage, pupil division for beam combination, and a single fiber bundle for both input and output. A brief description of the system requirements is provided, and the implication of some of these requirements for the paraxial design is explained. The choice of design forms for the lenses is explained, the design process is outlined, and the final lens designs are provided. Lens tolerancing is outlined and the final lens tolerances are provided. Finally, the assembly and the alignment processes are described.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Five-stage free-space optical switching network with field-effect transistor self-electro-optic-effect-device smart-pixel arrays

Frederick B. McCormick, Tom J. Cloonan, Anthony L. Lentine, Jose M. Sasian, Rick L. Morrison, Martin G. Beckman, Sonya L. Walker, Mike J. Wojcik, Steve J. Hinterlong, Randy J. Crisci, Robert A. Novotny, and H. Scott Hinton
Appl. Opt. 33(8) 1601-1618 (1994)

Six-stage digital free-space optical switching network using symmetric self-electro-optic-effect devices

F. B. McCormick, T. J. Cloonan, F. A. P. Tooley, A. L. Lentine, J. M. Sasian, J. L. Brubaker, R. L. Morrison, S. L. Walker, R. J. Crisci, R. A. Novotny, S. J. Hinterlong, H. S. Hinton, and E. Kerbis
Appl. Opt. 32(26) 5153-5171 (1993)

Design and implementation of a modulator-based free-space optical backplane for multiprocessor applications

Andrew G. Kirk, David V. Plant, Ted H. Szymanski, Zvonko G. Vranesic, Frank A. P. Tooley, David R. Rolston, Michael H. Ayliffe, Frederic K. Lacroix, Brian Robertson, Eric Bernier, and Daniel F. Brosseau
Appl. Opt. 42(14) 2465-2481 (2003)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (11)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription