Accession Number:

AD0730438

Title:

Optical Waveguides and Integrated Optics Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

An introduction is given to the optical waveguide and integrated optics technology with emphasis on potential application in Navy systems. The fundamentals of optical waveguides are presented, as well as a discussion of their important characteristics. A description of all the waveguide passive and active devices that have been demonstrated is given. Areas where new devices are possible are also discussed. This discussion includes optical waveguides, passive optical elements, couplers, lasers and amplifiers, modulators, deflectors, detectors, nonlinear devices, and input and output couplers. The application of these devices to integrated optical systems for communications, display, and computers is discussed. Conclusions are drawn about the future growth of this technology in light of the current potential and the important problem areas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE