Accession Number : ADD001959

Title :   Active Liquid Core Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Giallorenze,Thomas G ; Schnur,Joel M

Report Date : 04 Sep 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent application describes an optical fiber coupler which contains a liquid-crystal core through which optical radiation such as laser light is transmitted. The molecules of the liquid-crystal may be controlled by the application of an electric or magnetic field or thermal gradient which control passage of light through the liquid crystal core.

Descriptors :   *Optical waveguides, *Waveguide couplers, *Liquid crystals, Fibers, Cores, Fiber optics, Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Patents

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE