Accession Number : AD0163619

Title :   Light Disrupter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Horton,Billy M.

Report Date : 09 FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes an optical device for protecting a viewer from the harmful effects of high intensity optical radiation. This result is accomplished by bonding a light transmissive or reflective film to a roughened substrate. The film is slightly light absorptive, but in no way intereferes with the optical characteristics of the device used. When high intensity optical radiation impinges on the device, the thermal effects of the light absorbed in the film destroy the film and expose the roughened substrate which will materially disrupt the transmission or reflection of light.

Descriptors :   (*EYE, SAFETY DEVICES), (*SAFETY DEVICES, *PATENTS), LASERS, COHERENT RADIATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS, PROTECTION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE