Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276517
Title:
THERMALLY EVAPORATED BISTABLE THIN FILM ETALONS
Author:
Sprague, Robert Wendell, 1957-
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Passive intrinsic bistability is of great interest. Our Fabry-Perot interference filters exhibit bistability due to a temperature dependent refractive index. Operating across the entire viable spectrum permits wide application to the demonstration and development of concepts for optical computing. Thermal evaporation of zinc sulfide and chiolite is used to produce Fabry-Perot interference filters. The effect of the thickness of the spacer, and reflectivities of the mirrors, on the nonlinear characteristics of these devices is investigated. The mathematic description of these etalon's linear, as well as their nonlinear, behavior is presented. The experimental apparatus is described. Measured values of the minimum critical detuning and minimum observed power are presented.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Optical bistability.; Thin films.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTHERMALLY EVAPORATED BISTABLE THIN FILM ETALONSen_US
dc.creatorSprague, Robert Wendell, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSprague, Robert Wendell, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPassive intrinsic bistability is of great interest. Our Fabry-Perot interference filters exhibit bistability due to a temperature dependent refractive index. Operating across the entire viable spectrum permits wide application to the demonstration and development of concepts for optical computing. Thermal evaporation of zinc sulfide and chiolite is used to produce Fabry-Perot interference filters. The effect of the thickness of the spacer, and reflectivities of the mirrors, on the nonlinear characteristics of these devices is investigated. The mathematic description of these etalon's linear, as well as their nonlinear, behavior is presented. The experimental apparatus is described. Measured values of the minimum critical detuning and minimum observed power are presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOptical bistability.en_US
dc.subjectThin films.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1331474en_US
dc.identifier.oclc17455145en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16302345en_US
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