Accession Number:

AD0752201

Title:

Liquid Crystal Displays for the Evaluation of CO2 Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 71-May 72,

Corporate Author:

TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Experimental thin membrane type displays of cholesteric liquid crystals for the display of infrared laser beams have been developed. Both experiment and theoretical analysis demonstrates that there is a trade-off between rise time, decay time, resolution and sensitivity, with membrane thickness and surface cooling the principal limiting parameters. A new type of display in which the liquid crystal is deposited on a semiinfinite block of material shows promise as a suitable display for applications in which the incident power is a few wattssq cm or larger. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE