Accession Number : ADD000051

Title :   Infrared Germanium Film Polarizer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ashley,Edmond J ; Decker,Donald L ; Bennett,Jean M

Report Date : 16 Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The present invention comprises four plates of a low index of refraction transparent substrate, namely sodium chloride, arranged in an X configuration. Each plate is coated on both sides with germanium films by evaporating the germanium onto the plates. A well collimated beam of infrared light intersects the plates at the Brewster angle. Interference effects caused by thin germanium films of different thicknesses eliminate the unwanted s polarized beam.

Descriptors :   *Infrared equipment, *Germanium, *Patents, Polarization, Sodium chloride, Plates, Interfaces, Near infrared radiation, Refractive index, Intermediate infrared radiation

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE