Accession Number:

ADA023034

Title:

Fiber-Optic Switch Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 18 Nov 74-17 Sep 75,

Corporate Author:

RCA LABS PRINCETON N J

Report Date:

1976-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The principle of operation of fiber-to-planar-waveguide grating couplers has been established experimentally and theoretically. Initial experiments yielded coupling fractions up to 6 and showed the expected angular behavior. Further development of fiber-planar waveguide grating couplers should allow the coupling of single-mode fibers to single-mode planar guides with efficiencies that approach 90. Multimode fibers may also be coupled but with reduced efficiencies which depend on the acceptable angular spread of the coupled beams. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE