Accession Number:

ADD002769

Title:

Quartz Wedge Polarizer for an Electro Optic Switch.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A configuration of a pair of crystalline quartz wedges used as polarizers is combined with an electro optic switch to constitute a laser Q-switch. The two wedges are identical and are positioned on either side of the switch and oriented such that one compensates the angular deviation and dispersion of the other.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE