Analog Processing of Optical Wavefront Using Integrated Guided-Wave Optics
Annual rept. 1 Jun 90-30 Jun 91,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS
Pagination or Media Count:
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 is to develop an integrated guided-wave optic system, in GaAs and GaAlAs for use at GaAs laser wavelength, to remove aberrations 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 is 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.