Accession Number : ADD014042

Title :   Electro-Optical Silicon Devices.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Mar 87, patented 29 Nov 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lorenzo, Joseph P ; Soref, Richard A

Report Date : 29 Nov 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : All silicon electrooptic devices for modulating and switching of guided light have been developed using the silicon-on-insulator approach. Generally, p-n junctions are formed in a silicon waveguide to selectively modulate and direct light by carrier refraction. An electrooptic phase modulator and several 2 X 2 electrooptic switches are described. The devices are particularly useful for manipulating light signals in the 1.3-1.6 micron range. Patents. (rh)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *PATENTS, *PHASE MODULATION, *SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTIONS, *SILICON, *WAVEGUIDES, LIGHT, MODULATORS, REFRACTION, SIGNAL LIGHTS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE