Accession Number : AD0163668
Title : Optical Upconverter.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Firester,Arthur H.
Report Date : 29 FEB 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The invention relates to image converters and the like and more particularly to optical upconverters using nonlinear optical materials. The general purpose of this invention is to provide a nonlinear optical upconverter wherein depletion of the pump beam occurs only by the mutual interaction of the pump and signal beams. To attain this, the present invention contemplates a unique optical system having a nonlinear material oriented such that the nonlinear interaction of the two beams occurs only when each of them has a well defined and mutually orthogonal polarization.
Descriptors : (*IMAGE CONVERTERS, *PATENTS), INFRARED IMAGES, INFRARED DETECTORS, LASERS
Subject Categories : INFRARED DETECTION AND DETECTORS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE