Accession Number : ADD004534

Title :   Optical Integrated Circuit Laser Beam Scanner.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,Richard Swart ; Wilcox,Howard A

Report Date : 13 Sep 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A rapid laser scanning system utilizing an optical grating coupler (OGC) whereby the angle at which an incident laser beam is outputted therefrom may be varied by the imposition of an electric field on a thin film underlying the coupler at right angles to the path of the laser beam through the thin film. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Integrated systems, *Laser beams, *Coupling circuits, *Optical waveguides, Scanning, Semiconducting films, Diffraction gratings, Gain, Light transmission

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE