Accession Number : ADD003683

Title :   Gaseous Infrared Waveguide Mixer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schlossberg,Howard R

Report Date : 01 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A gaseous infrared waveguide mixer having a laser beam source in optical alignment with a waveguide, a symmetric top molecular gas having its resonance lines near the wavelength of the laser contained within the waveguide and a DC source electrically connected to the waveguide is described. Applying the DC field to the gas removes the inversion symmetry of the gas and thereby produces a high output laser beam of preselected frequency or wavelength.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Infrared lasers, *Mixers(Electronics), *Waveguides, Tuning devices, Laser beams, Isotope separation, Direct current, Carbon dioxide lasers, Carbon monoxide lasers

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE