Accession Number:

ADA025418

Title:

High-Power Infrared Waveguide Modulators

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept. no. 7, Sep 1975-Mar 1976

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Report Date:

1976-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program is to develop an efficient and reliable ultrawideband waveguide modulator for CO2 lasers that will be useful for high resolution, imaging optical radars and high-data-rate optical communication systems. Efficiency and reliability are obtainable by using integrated optics technology. During this report period September 1975 to March 1976, major objectives are 1 to obtain the sideband power at a frequency 16 GHz offset from a CO2 laser V-R transition greater than 10 mW, 2 to obtain a modulation bandwidth exceeding 500 MHz, 3 to obtain a good transmitted optical beam quality, and 4 to establish an optimum waveguide modulator configuration and define the operational capabilities and limitations of this modulator. These research and development efforts are essential for making an accurate assessment of active infrared waveguide devices that shall lead to a rational decision regarding the advisability of initiating a high-power infrared waveguide modulator brassboard development program.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE