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Title: Electro-optic component mounting device

A technique is provided for integrally mounting a device such as an electro-optic device in a transmission line to avoid series resonant effects. A center conductor of the transmission line has an aperture formed therein for receiving the device. The aperture splits the center conductor into two parallel sections on opposite sides of the device. For a waveguide application, the center conductor is surrounded by a conductive ground surface which is spaced apart from the center conductor with a dielectric material. One set of electrodes formed on the surface of the electro-optic device is directly connected to the center conductor and an electrode formed on the surface of the electro-optic device is directly connected to the conductive ground surface. The electrodes formed on the surface of the electro-optic device are formed on curved sections of the surface of the device to mate with correspondingly shaped electrodes on the conductor and ground surface to provide a uniform electric field across the electro-optic device. The center conductor includes a passage formed therein for passage of optical signals to an electro-optic device. 10 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6928005
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) NVO; EDB-94-154642
Patent Number(s):
US 5347247; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-070749
Contract Number:
AC08-88NV10617
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2 Jun 1993
Research Org:
EG & G Energy Measurements Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; OPTICAL FIBERS; TRANSDUCERS; COMMUNICATIONS; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; SIGNALS; EQUIPMENT; FIBERS 440800* -- Miscellaneous Instrumentation-- (1990-); 240303 -- Power Transmission Lines & Cables-- Overhead Lines-- (1990-)