Accession Number : ADD003647

Title :   Integrated Optical Data Bus Coupler.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hutcheson,Lynn D ; Bottka,Nicholas

Report Date : 30 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A data bus coupler having a fiber optic bundle input, a separate optical modulator or detector (described in a concurrent disclosure by the same inventors) attached to each fiber of the bundle for adding information to, extracting information from, or detecting the information conducted by the fiber, and an output wherein the fibers are rejoined into a fiber optic bundle. The optical modulator/detectors are double heterojunction semiconductors that are switched 'on' by reverse biasing and with large voltages they may act as photoavalanche diodes when detecting incident radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics, *Light modulators, *Semiconductor devices, Photodiodes, Photodetectors

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE