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