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Title: Method for ultrafast optical deflection enabling optical recording via serrated or graded light illumination

Abstract

In one general embodiment, a method for deflecting an optical signal input into a waveguide is provided. In operation, an optical input signal is propagated through a waveguide. Additionally, an optical control signal is applied to a mask positioned relative to the waveguide such that the application of the optical control signal to the mask is used to influence the optical input signal propagating in the waveguide. Furthermore, the deflected optical input signal output from the waveguide is detected in parallel on an array of detectors. In another general embodiment, a beam deflecting structure is provided for deflecting an optical signal input into a waveguide, the structure comprising at least one wave guiding layer for guiding an optical input signal and at least one masking layer including a pattern configured to influence characteristics of a material of the guiding layer when an optical control signal is passed through the masking layer in a direction of the guiding layer. In another general embodiment, a system is provided including a waveguide, an attenuating mask positioned on the waveguide, and an optical control source positioned to propagate pulsed laser light towards the attenuating mask and the waveguide such that a pattern of themore » attenuating mask is applied to the waveguide and material properties of at least a portion of the waveguide are influenced.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968304
Patent Number(s):
7,587,103
Application Number:
12/168,677
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48; AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Heebner, John E. Method for ultrafast optical deflection enabling optical recording via serrated or graded light illumination. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Heebner, John E. Method for ultrafast optical deflection enabling optical recording via serrated or graded light illumination. United States.
Heebner, John E. Tue . "Method for ultrafast optical deflection enabling optical recording via serrated or graded light illumination". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968304.
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abstractNote = {In one general embodiment, a method for deflecting an optical signal input into a waveguide is provided. In operation, an optical input signal is propagated through a waveguide. Additionally, an optical control signal is applied to a mask positioned relative to the waveguide such that the application of the optical control signal to the mask is used to influence the optical input signal propagating in the waveguide. Furthermore, the deflected optical input signal output from the waveguide is detected in parallel on an array of detectors. In another general embodiment, a beam deflecting structure is provided for deflecting an optical signal input into a waveguide, the structure comprising at least one wave guiding layer for guiding an optical input signal and at least one masking layer including a pattern configured to influence characteristics of a material of the guiding layer when an optical control signal is passed through the masking layer in a direction of the guiding layer. In another general embodiment, a system is provided including a waveguide, an attenuating mask positioned on the waveguide, and an optical control source positioned to propagate pulsed laser light towards the attenuating mask and the waveguide such that a pattern of the attenuating mask is applied to the waveguide and material properties of at least a portion of the waveguide are influenced.},
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