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
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE