Accession Number : ADP008638

Title :   A Polarization Metrology for Optical Interconnects Which Use Polarization Beam Combining,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV IN HUNTSVILLE DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Pezzaniti, J. L. ; Chipman, Russell A.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The throughput of optical interconnects using polarization beam combining is limited by the quality of the polarizing beam splitters and wave plates used in its design. The imaging polarimeter is a polarimetric metrology tool that will acquire comparative data on polarization components to determine which ones will perform best in the digital optical computer. The imaging polarimeter is needed to align and to understand the propagation of polarized light through systems with large numbers of polarizing beam splitters and retarders.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL CIRCUITS, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *BEAM SPLITTING, *LOGIC DEVICES, MIRRORS, POLARIZATION.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE