Accession Number : AD0612314

Title :   MICROWAVE AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON DISULFIDE,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA

Personal Author(s) : Gaddy,O. L. ; Holshouser,D. F. ; Stanfield,R. E.

Report Date : 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Carbon Disulfide is an excellent microwave dielectric, whose Kerr constant and breakdown can be enhanced by cooling. The microwave power required in a parallelplane travelling wave Kerr cell is limited at 3 Gc by the conductor losses rather than by the dielectric losses. On the basis of the calculations and experimental results, it appears that a Kerr cell no longer than one meter could provide continuouus and complete light modulation with microwave power less than 25 watts. Carbon Disulfide has the rather obvious advantages over solid-state materials in that it is much easier to pour liquid out of a bottle than to grow a nearly perfect crystal, and the nonuniform birefringence produced by dielectric loss induced temperature gradients is less of a problem with a liquid. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, MODULATORS), (*MODULATORS, MATERIALS), (*KERR CELLS, MATERIALS), (*CARBON COMPOUNDS, SULFIDES), ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, ELECTROSTATICS, TRAVELING WAVE TUBES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE