Accession Number:

ADD013997

Title:

Metal Film Light Modulator.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 14 Jul 86, patented 7 Jun 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-07

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

An improved device for modulating the intensity of a light beam is described which comprises a first isoceles optical prism a first dielectric layer, a thin metallic layer, and a second dielectric layer substantially identical in composition and thickness to the first dielectric layer deposited successively on the base of the first prism a second isoceles optical prism disposed with the base thereof contacting the last deposited layer and a controllable source of electrical current connected to the metallic layer for establishing and modulating an electro-magnetic field at the respective surfaces of the metallic layer. Patents. rh

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE