Accession Number : ADD004312

Title :   Tapered Crystal Modulator for Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Allen,Louis B , Jr ; Teague,James R

Report Date : 02 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A tapered crystal for use in a laser modulator in a communication system reduces switching voltage and driving power requirements. Alternately, the crystals are tapered for reduced crystal capacitance, thus decreasing the modulator rise time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser modulators, *Laser communications, *Single crystals, Voltage, Capacitance, Birefringence, Electrooptics

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE