Accession Number : ADD002769
Title : Quartz Wedge Polarizer for an Electro Optic Switch.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Dewhirst,Donald R
Report Date : 25 May 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : A configuration of a pair of crystalline quartz wedges used as polarizers is combined with an electro optic switch to constitute a laser Q-switch. The two wedges are identical and are positioned on either side of the switch and oriented such that one compensates the angular deviation and dispersion of the other.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Quartz, *Polarizers, *Q switching, Electrooptics, Lasers, Infrared lasers, Wedges
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE