Accession Number : ADD006463

Title :   Automatic Determination of the Polarization State of Nanosecond Laser Pulses.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Collett,Edward

Report Date : 19 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An electro-optical system for determining the polarization state of optical pulses of nanosecond durations such as produced by lasers. This is achieved by using a six element optical polarizer assembly positioned in front of a six element optical detector assembly. The respective outputs of the six detectors are fed in predetermined arrangement to a plurality of operational amplifiers which are adapted to provide the sum/difference of the detector outputs for providing the Stokes parameters of an optical pulse incident thereto. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Light pulses, *Polarization, *Optical detectors, Electrooptics, Automatic, Laser beams, Operational amplifiers, Phase studies

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE