Accession Number : ADA182430

Title :   Characteristics of Planar Optical Waveguides Fabricated by Sodium-Silver Ion Exchange.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. Jul-Nov 85,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,Robert L ; Lehnigk,George F

PDF Url : ADA182430

Report Date : Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Experimental optical waveguides were produced by ion diffusion from an AgN03/NaN03 solution at 300 deg C. By careful measurement diffusion time, mode number data was developed, which will be useful in the construction of tapered optical waveguide matching sections. These matching sections will be used between laser diode sources and optical modulators. (Author).

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *FABRICATION, *ION EXCHANGE, *PLANAR STRUCTURES, *ALKALI GLASS, *SODIUM NITRATES, *SILVER COMPOUNDS, *CRYSTALS, TAPER, LIGHT MODULATORS, INFRARED LASERS, DIODES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Optics
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing

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