Accession Number:

ADA279596

Title:

Analog Processing of Optical Wavefront Using Integrated Guided-Wave Optics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 90-31 Dec 93,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

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 guide-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 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

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Computer Hardware
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE