Accession Number : ADD002495

Title :   Surface Acoustic Wave Tuned Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,Richard Swart

Report Date : 06 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes tuning a laser with a piezoelectric crystal having a reflective surface, wherein surface acoustic waves deform the reflective surface of the crystal to create a diffraction grating.

Descriptors :   *Tunable lasers, *Tuning devices, *Patents, Acoustooptics, Surface waves, Acoustic waves, Diffraction gratings, Optical filters, Piezoelectric crystals

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE