Accession Number : ADA086115


Title :   Waveguide Studies for Fiber Optics and Optical Signal Processing Applications.


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 11 Sep 77-10 Sep 79,


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES


Personal Author(s) : Garmire,Elsa


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA086115


Report Date : Apr 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : This report describes investigations of waveguide components for use in multimode fiber optics and in optical signal processing. Measurements of beam expansion and polarization properties of distributed Bragg deflectors are described. Measurements of the characteristics of DBR lasers are detailed, with emphasis on those properties which are relevant to their use as sources to couple to the waveguide beam expander. Studies of the mechanisms for loss in LiNbO3 waveguides are described and techniques to reduce the waveguide loss in LiNbO3 modulators are outlined. Finally, preliminary experiments on electro-thermal diffusion in LiNbO3 are described. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS , *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES , *OPTICAL PROCESSING , LIGHT SCATTERING , POLARIZATION , MAGNETOOPTICS , LOW LOSS , RADIATION ABSORPTION , MULTIMODE , LITHIUM COMPOUNDS , LIGHT MODULATORS , BRAGG ANGLE , DEFLECTORS , NIOBATES


Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE