Accession Number : ADA189229

Title :   Joint Services Electronics Program Annual Progress Report.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Apr 86-31 Mar 87,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Bloom, D M ; Byer, R L ; Harris, S E ; Kino, G S ; Quate, C F

PDF Url : ADA189229

Report Date : 15 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The central theme of our work at Ginzton is the development of new material and device technologies, along with novel techniques for characterization and measurement, that will allow ultra-high speed electronic and optical processing of information. The different work units of this proposal interconnect the physics and technology of linear and nonlinear optical materials and fibers with new measurement tools which provide unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. The following paragraphs summarize each of these work units. Professor Bloom's work has been concerned with developing laser techniques for obtaining both time and frequency domain measurements of high speed electrical circuits. The overall objective of Professor Byer's program is the growth, fabrication and characterization of single crystal optical fibers. During the last year and a half Professor Kino has re-directed his efforts from the study of very high frequency acousto-optic taps for optical fibers, to the development of a new type of real-time scanning optical microscope. Professor Quate's work is aimed at developing the technology and studying the applications of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope and the Atomic Force Microscope, both of which allow unprecedented imaging on an atomic scale.

Descriptors :   *MICROSCOPES, *NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL MATERIALS, *OPTICAL SCANNING, *SINGLE CRYSTALS, *TUNNELING, CIRCUITS, FIBER OPTICS, FREQUENCY, LASERS, MATERIALS, MEASUREMENT, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PHYSICS, REAL TIME, SCANNING

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE