Accession Number : ADA017598

Title :   Integrated Optics Components - Fabrication and Testing.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual rept. 1 Oct 74-31 Mar 75,


Personal Author(s) : Pavlopoulos,T. G. ; Albares,D. J.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Integrated optics promises components which will extend the bandwidth and/or switching capabilities of fiber optics communications and provide very rapid information processing for DoD systems. The work on the program that was performed at NELC and under contracts administered by NELC was in the areas of materials for 1OC substrates and devices, pattern fabrication, theoretical analysis, system concepts, and breadboard subsystem assembly. This report includes sections on Fabrication Techniques for Integrated Optical Circuits, Diode Sources for Optical Communications, GaAs-GaAlAs Double-Heterostructure Injection Lasers with Distributed Feedback, Experiments with Tapered-Channel Waveguides, Fabrication of Low-Loss Optical Waveguides by Post-Deposition Microstructure Modification, Fabrication of Tapered Waveguides, Testing of University of Washington Tapered Waveguides, Interferometric Waveguide Switch/Modulator, and Breadboard Subsystem Testing.

Descriptors :   *Optical communications, *Fiber optics, *Optical waveguides, Switching, Interferometry, Fabrication, Diodes, Gallium arsenides, Aluminum compounds, Arsenides, Injection lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Waveguide couplers, Military requirements, Test methods, Breadboard models

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE