Accession Number : ADD008570

Title :   Electrooptically Balanced Multi-Piece Optical Waveguides.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sheem,Sang K

Report Date : 21 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent discloses an electrooptical waveguide assembly comprising a plurality of waveguide blocks wherein each of said waveguide blocks has a waveguiding region and a substrate region supporting the waveguiding region, the waveguide block being connected in a row to have successive face-to-face contact in such a way that said waveguiding regions are aligned for continuous optical-beam transfer from one of said waveguide blocks to the next, and the crystallographic orientations of any two neighboring waveguide blocks are different from each other so that two orthogonal propagating modes being guided through said waveguiding regions experience a balanced electrooptic effect from electric fields applied to the waveguide. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Waveguide switches, *Optical waveguides, Electrooptics, Modular construction, Control, Electric fields, Polarization, Balance, Electronic switching

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE