Accession Number : ADA297050

Title :   Novel Optical Fibers and Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Morse, T. F.

PDF Url : ADA297050

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Investigation into the design and fabrication of high dispersion optical fiber is presented. Once fabricated, this high dispersion fiber could be used in signal processing and communications systems. A novel optical switch that is fabricated using highly over-coupled couplers (HOCC) is also presented. By changing the length of the fused taper section of 2 x 2 coupled fiber, the ratio of the power of the two outputs will change. This device can also be used for strain measurement as well as for modulation. (MM)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL SWITCHING, SIGNAL PROCESSING, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), GRATINGS(SPECTRA), BRAGG SCATTERING.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE