Accession Number : ADD000240

Title :   Optical Waveguide Edge Coupler Using Graded Index Profile.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Giallorenzi,Thomas G ; West,Edward J

Report Date : 09 Apr 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent concerns an optical radiation waveguide integral with a glass substrate in combination with a coupler for coupling optical radiation into the waveguide. The waveguide and coupler are formed by thermal diffusion of ions in glass and the coupler may be shaped by inserting the glass into the solution a certain distance to form the waveguide with additional insertion of the substrate into the solution for shaping the coupler.

Descriptors :   *Optical waveguides, *Waveguide couplers, *Patents, Potassium, Thallium, Sodium, Lithium, Rectangular bodies, Optical glass, Diffusion, Ion exchange, Silver

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE