Accession Number : ADA318136

Title :   60 AND 94 GHz Wave-Coupled Electro-Optic Modulators.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Nov 91-Nov 94,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Bridges, William B. ; Burrows, Lee J. ; Cummings, Uri V. ; Johnson, Reynold E. ; Sheehy, Finbar T.

PDF Url : ADA318136

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This report details the theory, fabrication, and testing of a method of wave coupled RF energy into an optical modulator. The purpose of the effort was to investigate a method of improving the high frequency response of an electrooptical modulator through a novel optical and RF wave velocity matching technique. Theoretical studies indicated that the velocity matching technique was viable. Experimental results failed to confirm the theoretical studies but the source of the difficulties are now well understood. Most of these problems occurred in the fabrication of the masks for the modulators. Further efforts in this area are continuing.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *MILLIMETER WAVE EQUIPMENT, *LIGHT MODULATORS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, MATCHING, FREQUENCY RESPONSE.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE