Accession Number : ADD010458
Title : Method of Manufacturing Holographic Elements for Fiber and Integrated Optic Systems.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Horner,Joseph L ; Ludman,Jacques E
Report Date : 12 Jul 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : This abstract describes an improved method of manufacturing holographic elements for fiber and integrated optic systems in which a spatially and temporally coherent beam of electromagnetic radiation is divided into two beam paths. The first beam path and the second beam path are optically aligned with each other so that the beams imping upon a photosensitive medium and interfere therein. Additionally, a spherically diverging wavefront is formed within one of the paths while an identical polarization is maintained in the beams of the two beam paths. By appropriate processing of the photosensitive medium a holographic element is formed which is substantially improved over holographic elements for fiber and integrated optic systems produced by manufacturing techniques of the past.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Fiber optics, *Holography, Beam splitting, Integrated systems, Coherent optical radiation, Wavefronts, Manufacturing
Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE