Accession Number : ADD002654

Title :   Frequency Selective Optical Coupler.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Caton,William M

Report Date : 03 Feb 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Coextensive first and second optical waveguides are disposed with substantially uniform periodic variations in spatial separation including repetitive sections of close proximity which will permit optical coupling therebetween. The first optical waveguide has a different optical length (i.e., different light energy propagation characteristics) than the second optical waveguide. Due to the different effective optical lengths of the two waveguides between contiguous sections of close proximity where optical coupling may take place, light energy of a determinable frequency propagated along one of the waveguides is substantially all coupled into the other optical waveguide in the course of propagating along a determinable number of the repetitive sections; light energy of all other frequencies is effectively phase cancelled and thus inhibited from being coupled between the two optical waveguides.

Descriptors :   *Optical waveguides, *Waveguide couplers, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Patents, Signal processing, Frequency, Integrated circuits

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE