Accession Number:

ADA036495

Title:

Guided Waves in Alkali-Halide Films.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of building writeable and erasable waveguides and thin film optical elements in photodichroic materials was examined. The studies involved consideration of controllable deflection or focal length using the photodichroism of color centers in alkali-halide crystals. Material properties limiting the ultimate application and areas needing further research were identified.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE