Accession Number : ADD006431

Title :   Tapered Velocity Electro-Optical Waveguide Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Milton,A Fenner

Report Date : 10 Jul 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A four-part electro-optical switch for switching optical radiation from one waveguide to another. Parallel waveguides are embedded in the surface of a substrate and provided with separating ends for transmitting radiation through the waveguides. Curved electrodes on the outer side of each waveguide in cooperation with a central electrode and separate voltage sources change the electro-optic properties of the waveguide such that radiation may be switched from one waveguide to the other when the voltage source is in the 'on' state. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Waveguide switches, Electrooptics, Refractive index

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE