Accession Number:

ADD002596

Title:

An Acousto-Optic Q-Switch.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The patent application concerns a very fast optical shutter, or Q-switch, using an acousto-optic diffraction cell and associated optics such that a fast chirp wave in the cell diffracts the light so that it will be matched by the transfer function of the optics. This is used for laser beam Q switching.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE