Technical memo. Jul 73-Jun 75,
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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Tradiational optical apparatus must be aligned with extreme accuracy and is thus susceptible to the smallest amount of vibration and temperature change. Integrated optics concentrates light in thin-film waveguides that are deposited on the surface or inside a substrate. Because of the short wavelength of light, dielectric light waveguides can be extremely small in their dimensions. The reduced size of IO circuits thus makes it possible to achieve a much higher density of components compared to conventional optical equipment aligned on steel rails or on heavy optical benches. An additional advantage of the small size and rugged construction of dielectric light waveguides is their insensitivity to vibrations. This report has been prepared for the timely presentation of information on the analytical and experimental development of the integrated optics program. This report has been prepared for the timely presentation of information on the analytical and experimental development of the integrated optics program. In particular it presents results obtained both at the Naval Weapons Center and elswwhere which apply to a multiplexing scheme for communication purposes on a fiber optic bundle. It reports on preliminary findings of the study and is released at the working level for information only. This is an interim report and additional reports will be published as research and development continues.
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