Accession Number : ADD008404

Title :   Optical Memory with Fiber Optic Light Guide.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brody,Philip S

Report Date : 27 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A three dimensional memory having an increased storage capacity. The memory block has a matrix of cylindrical cavities, each of which has a fiber optic light guide means disposed therein. Each light guide means is comprised of a cylindrical core having a first index of refraction and a cladding surrounding the core having a second, smaller index of refraction; a plurality of spaced deformations are formed at the core-cladding interface for allowing light to leak out of the guide laterally. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical storage, *Memory devices, Information transfer, Optical waveguides, Fiber optics transmission lines, Information retrieval, Radiation attenuation, Refractive index

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE