Accession Number : ADD012201

Title :   Broadband Unpolarized Light Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Burns,William K ; Moeller,Robert P

Report Date : 03 Dec 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Broadband, unpolarized light is produced by coupling a birefrigent optical fiber to a light emitting device, such as a superluminescent diode, which is capable of emitting broadband, partially polarized light. The optical fiber is made sufficiently long to provide an optical differential path length between its birefringent axes which is longer than the coherence length of the light emitting device. (Patent).

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LIGHT SOURCES, *DEPOLARIZATION, COUPLING(INTERACTION), SPECIFICATIONS, LIGHT EMITTING DIODES, BIREFRINGENCE, FIBER OPTICS, BROADBAND

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE