Accession Number : ADD003822

Title :   Broad Bandwidth Optical Modulator and Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Caton,William M

Report Date : 01 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A modulator and switch for optical energy includes an optical waveguide defining a path for the propagation of optical energy, a source of microwave energy, and at least one strip transmission line disposed in co-directional proximity relative to the optical waveguide and connected to the source of microwave energy. The strip transmission line is designed to have dimensions and dielectric constants for producing a propagation velocity of the microwave energy substantially equal to the propagation velocity of the optical energy in the optical energy in the optical waveguide. A suitable microwave load is connected to the transmission line for completing an electrical circuit with the source of microwave energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Modulators, *Optical switching, *Optical waveguides, Strip transmission lines, Microwaves, Propagation, Broadband, Energy

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE