Accession Number : ADD002596

Title :   An Acousto-Optic Q-Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Scott,Marion L ; Jernigan,James L

Report Date : 31 Mar 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The patent application concerns a very fast optical shutter, or Q-switch, using an acousto-optic diffraction cell and associated optics such that a fast chirp wave in the cell diffracts the light so that it will be matched by the transfer function of the optics. This is used for laser beam Q switching.

Descriptors :   *Acoustooptics, *Q switching, Laser beams, Transfer functions

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE