Accession Number : ADD001775

Title :   Optical Waveguide Display Panel.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Andrews,Ronald A

Report Date : 18 Mar 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent is directed to optical waveguide display panels which are efficient and have high speed. The display panels are made by use of a thin slab of dielectric material with an index of refraction higher than the index of refraction of the medium, above and below, in contact therewith. Light travelling in the waveguide will be scattered out of the guide region upon encountering an abrupt idscontinuity in the waveguide or by a change in the index of refraction of the waveguide or surrounding medium. The height of the waveguide region is on the order of the wavelength of light whereas its width may be from infinite to approximately its height.

Descriptors :   *Optical waveguides, *Display systems, *Patents, Dielectrics, Refractive index, Fiber optics

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE