Accession Number : ADD001804

Title :   Method for Forming an Optical Wave Guide Coupler.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

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

Report Date : 10 Jun 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes a method of forming 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, Thin films, Ion exchange, Glass, Substrates, Thermal diffusion, Fiber optics

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE