Accession Number : ADA135878

Title :   Characteristics of an Integrated Optics Ring Resonator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 79-Jan 83,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR LASER STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Garmire,E

PDF Url : ADA135878

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : A ring resonator 4 cm in diameter was fabricated and tested for sensing applications. A finesse of four was measured, and agreed with measured coupling efficiency and losses. Techniques have been developed to reduce the loss and from our measurements we predict that a finesse of more than 20 should be easily achievable in an interferometer 4 cm in diameter. This device has a wide variety of applications from temperature and wavelength sensing to inertial rotation sensing. Further refinements which will produce a high finesse resonator are the fabrication of a single mode ring and using specially prepared optical glass substrates. Operation at wavelengths longer than 0.63 micron will also improve the performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Resonators, *Optical glass, *Optical waveguides, Integrated systems, Fabrication, Test and evaluation, Losses, Optical waveguides, Depolarization, Measurement, Walls, Waveguide couplers, Refractive index, Rings

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE