Accession Number : ADD002831

Title :   Electrooptical Amplitude Modulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Giallorenzi,Thomas G

Report Date : 18 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An optical waveguide system is described for transforming the output of a phase modulator into an amplitude modulation. Laser light propagating in the waveguide is forwarded into branches in the waveguide. An electrooptic material placed in one or more branches is electrically controlled to vary the phase in each branch causing different propagation modes. The branched optical radiation or coherent light is then recombined in a single branch and subsequently branched again with each subsequent branch propagating a different mode. By tapering one of the latter branches to zero thickness, selective modes can be blocked resulting in amplitude modulation.

Descriptors :   *Optical waveguides, *Patents, *Amplitude modulation, Laser beams, Electrooptics, Phase modulation, Coherent radiation, Wave propagation, Optical glass

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE