Accession Number : ADD005967

Title :   Electrochromic Optical Mask and Method of Fabrication.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rast,Howard E

Report Date : 22 Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A composable mask for optical processing of light energy of known wavelengths is provided having a large number of discrete, uniformly spaced light valves or cells, each cell fabricated of a thin coating of an electrochromic material whose light transmissivitiy may be individually controlled by the random address of each cell through the application of appropriate electrical potentials through translucent electrodes. The degree of resolution obtainable through the use of a mask is determined by the number and size of the light valves. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, Light, Optical Processing, Correlation techniques, Data processing

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE