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Title: Planar optical waveguides for optical panel having gradient refractive index core

Abstract

An optical panel is disclosed. A plurality of stacked planar optical waveguides are used to guide light from an inlet face to an outlet face of an optical panel. Each of the optical waveguides comprises a planar sheet of core material having a central plane. The core material has an index of refraction which decreases as the distance from the central plane increases. The decrease in the index of refraction occurs gradually and continuously.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 6 Stephanie La., Manorville, NY 11949
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874081
Patent Number(s):
US 6307995
Assignee:
Veligdan; James T. (6 Stephanie La., Manorville, NY 11949)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
planar; optical; waveguides; panel; gradient; refractive; index; core; disclosed; plurality; stacked; guide; light; inlet; outlet; sheet; material; central; plane; refraction; decreases; distance; increases; decrease; occurs; gradually; continuously; refractive index; optical panel; optical wave; /385/

Citation Formats

Veligdan, James T. Planar optical waveguides for optical panel having gradient refractive index core. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Veligdan, James T. Planar optical waveguides for optical panel having gradient refractive index core. United States.
Veligdan, James T. Mon . "Planar optical waveguides for optical panel having gradient refractive index core". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874081.
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