Accession Number : AD0164429
Title : Acoustic Beam Splitter for Infrared Lasers.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Nickel,George H.
Report Date : 26 JUN 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent describes how ultrasonic waves are used to create a pseudograting that diffracts a small fraction of power from a high power infrared laser beam. The deflected portion of beam is analyzed using a scanning type infrared detector. The laser beam acoustic wave interaction occurs in a gaseous medium.
Descriptors : *Laser beams, *Beam splitting, *Patents, Infrared lasers, Ultrasonic radiation, Acoustooptics
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE