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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    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
    Issue number15
    Pages (from-to)17880-17889
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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