Abstract

An integrated-optical array illuminator is proposed, and the principle of generating multiple beamlets by using grating couplers is described. Preliminary experiments are performed to demonstrate the validity of the principle.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

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  1. J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
    [Crossref]
  2. A. W. Lohmann, J. Schwider, N. Streibl, J. Thomas, Appl. Opt. 27, 2915 (1988).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  3. N. Streibl, Angewandte Optik, annual rep. (University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1987), p. 37.
  4. A. W. Lohmann, Optik (Stuttgart) 79, 41 (1988).
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    [Crossref]
  6. D. G. Dalgoutte, Opt. Commun. 8, 124 (1973).
    [Crossref]

1988 (2)

1987 (1)

J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
[Crossref]

1973 (1)

D. G. Dalgoutte, Opt. Commun. 8, 124 (1973).
[Crossref]

1970 (1)

M. L. Dakss, L. Kuhn, P. F. Heidrich, B. A. Scott, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 523 (1970).
[Crossref]

Dakss, M. L.

M. L. Dakss, L. Kuhn, P. F. Heidrich, B. A. Scott, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 523 (1970).
[Crossref]

Dalgoutte, D. G.

D. G. Dalgoutte, Opt. Commun. 8, 124 (1973).
[Crossref]

Downs, M. M.

J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
[Crossref]

Heidrich, P. F.

M. L. Dakss, L. Kuhn, P. F. Heidrich, B. A. Scott, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 523 (1970).
[Crossref]

Jahns, J.

J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
[Crossref]

Kuhn, L.

M. L. Dakss, L. Kuhn, P. F. Heidrich, B. A. Scott, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 523 (1970).
[Crossref]

Lohmann, A. W.

Prise, M. E.

J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
[Crossref]

Schwider, J.

Scott, B. A.

M. L. Dakss, L. Kuhn, P. F. Heidrich, B. A. Scott, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 523 (1970).
[Crossref]

Streibl, N.

A. W. Lohmann, J. Schwider, N. Streibl, J. Thomas, Appl. Opt. 27, 2915 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
[Crossref]

N. Streibl, Angewandte Optik, annual rep. (University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1987), p. 37.

Thomas, J.

Walker, S. J.

J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. L. Dakss, L. Kuhn, P. F. Heidrich, B. A. Scott, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 523 (1970).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

J. Jahns, M. E. Prise, M. M. Downs, S. J. Walker, N. Streibl, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(13), P69 (1987).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun (1)

D. G. Dalgoutte, Opt. Commun. 8, 124 (1973).
[Crossref]

Optik (Stuttgart) (1)

A. W. Lohmann, Optik (Stuttgart) 79, 41 (1988).

Other (1)

N. Streibl, Angewandte Optik, annual rep. (University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1987), p. 37.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Geometrical configuration of the grating coupler.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Two-dimensional array illuminator using grating couplers.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Multiple beams generated by a one-dimensional grating coupler.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Beam spots generated by a two-dimensional grating coupler.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Array illuminator based on grating islands fabricated onto a waveguide.

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β 0 = β 2 m π / d ,

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