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An Experiment for Studying Monolithic Integrated Optics Performance in the Space Environment
Author(s): E. W. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

An experimental concept is presented for specifically characterizing GaAs monolithic integrated optic (I0) structures exposed to the space parameters of temperature and radiation. The experiment will measure space radiation and temperature effects during a polar orbit mission. Of particular interest are two monolithic structures, a four port active GaAs optical switch and GaAs channel waveguides. The experiment utilizes apparatus designed for AFWL Experiment #701 1-3 currently in space orbit. Prediction of the space effects on IO devices are presented under varying irradiation levels, temperature extremes and other adverse space effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0578, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering II, (11 September 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950745
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E. W. Taylor, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0578:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering II
Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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