Accession Number:

ADA029985

Title:

Thin Film Optical Switch.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical rept. no. 1, 22 Jan-22 Apr 76,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This program represents an effort to develop a thin film optical switch using integrated optics technology. The switching of the direction of propagation of a two-dimensionally confined optical beam between two-channel waveguides is achieved using an electro-optic phase grating. The waveguiding medium is a Ti-diffused LiNbO3 layer. The coupling of single-mode guides to single-mode guides by mode expansion and compression tapers is an integral part of the switch design. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE