Abstract

A new optical packaging technique, which we call reflective block optics, for optical computing systems is proposed and demonstrated experimentally. This technique is based on solid optics, which is advantageous with respect to stability, reliability, and alignability. Reflective lenses are used to attain high lens power, compactness, and a large space–bandwidth product. Glass blocks, cube beam splitters, and reflective optical elements are combined to form optical blocks. We can construct several optical systems by assembling the optical blocks.

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Appl. Opt. (6)

Avtometriya (1)

I. D. Nikolov, Avtometriya 6, 58 (1984).

IEEE Photon. Lett. (1)

A. Sasaki, T. Baba, K. Iga, IEEE Photon. Lett. 4, 908 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

M. J. Goodwin, A. J. Moseley, M. Q. Kearley, R. C. Morris, C. J. G. Kirkby, J. Thompson, R. C. Goodfellow, I. Bennion, J. Lightwave Technol. 9, 1639 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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M. Temmen, C. Hester, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 1215, 422 (1990).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Examples of REBOP: (a) a single block for implementing a 4-f system, (b) a combination of several blocks for implementing an optical computing system consisting of multiple discrete correlators. L1–L7, lenses; OFD’s, optical functional devices.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Basic experiment of an imaging system: (a) optical system, (b) observed image of a test chart. QWP, quarter-wave plate.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experiment of a 4-f system with a holographic filter: (a) optical system, (b) input pattern, (c) observed image.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Restriction of the image field as a result of the angular characteristics of a PBS by use of two different 4-f configurations: (a) converging p-polarized light, (b) converging s-polarized light.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Tolerance for defocus, without cross talk with adjacent detectors, for each spacing.

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a = 2 λ F ,
w + w < s ,
ɛ < π w 2 λ [ ( s w - 1 ) 2 - 1 ] 1 / 2 .

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