Accession Number:

ADA009102

Title:

An Investigation of PLZT for Integrated Optics.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 74,

Corporate Author:

HONEYWELL CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER BLOOMINGTON MINN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

Lanthanum modified lead zirconate-lead titanate ceramics PLZT possesses many unique electrooptic and optical properties. Its utilization for integrated optic applications were investigated. Significant research results obtained from this investigation are Graded refractive index was achieved in PLZT by polishing, by diffusion and by electrooptic techniques. Optical waveguiding was achieved in optically polished PLZT wafers An integrated optic waveguide modulator was constructed, utilizing the electric field induced scattering effect for beam intensity modulation. The modulation efficiency was 30mWMHz for 50 modulation index Single crystals of PLZT films up to 500 micrometers in size were obtained and major parameters governing the epitaxial growth were identified and Large refractive index change of PLZT ceramics from 2.5 to 1.6 were achieved by out-diffusion.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE