Dynamic diffraction-limited light-coupling of 3D-maneuvered wave-guided optical waveguides.

Mark Jayson Villangca, Andrew Rafael Bañas, Darwin Palima, Jesper Glückstad

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Abstract

We have previously proposed and demonstrated the targeted-light delivery capability of wave-guided optical waveguides (WOWs). As the WOWs are maneuvered in 3D space, it is important to maintain efficient light coupling through the waveguides within their operating volume. We propose the use of dynamic diffractive techniques to create diffraction-limited spots that will track and couple to the WOWs during operation. This is done by using a spatial light modulator to encode the necessary diffractive phase patterns to generate the multiple and dynamic coupling spots. The method is initially tested for a single WOW and we have experimentally demonstrated dynamic tracking and coupling for both lateral and axial displacements.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)17880-17889
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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