Accession Number:

ADA232703

Title:

Analog Processing of Optical Wavefronts Using Integrated Guided-Wave Optics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 1987-31 Jul 1990

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Integrated Guided-Wave Optics has many advantages for the analog processing of optical wavefronts. These include small-size, high-speed, simplicity, reliability and reproducibility. The fabrication technique is similar to that of integrated circuits. The thrust of this program was to develop an integrated guided-wave optic system, in GaAs and GaAlAs for use at GaAs laser wavelength, to remove abberations from a laser beam and to steer the beam. The system would in addition have the capability to appropriately phase the outputs from a multiplicity of power amplifiers or injection-locked lasers. It was also the intent of the program to design and build the optical circuits so they are compatible with on-chip electronic circuits in order to minimize the required number of off-chip leads. The research program was proposed by MIT research Laboratory of Electronics with part of the work being performed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In general, guided-wave component evaluation, analysis and understanding of optimization was performed at MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics, while the fabrication and actual optimization was performed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE