Accession Number : ADD001980

Title :   Amplitude Modulator or Switch Employing Electro Optic Branching Waveguide.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Burns,W K

Report Date : 19 May 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent application discloses an integrated two dimensional waveguide which includes a single element branched into two element arms such as a y. Electrodes are assembled adjacent one arm such that optical radiation passing through the main body into each arm equally may be switched into a single arm because of an electric field applied through the electrode.

Descriptors :   *Optical waveguides, *Amplitude modulation, *Optical switching, Patents, Electrooptics, Phase modulation, Electric fields

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE