Accession Number : ADD006523

Title :   Optical Beam Scanner.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Walter E , Jr

Report Date : 22 Feb 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The optical beam scanner employs novel utilization of the well known Stark effect. By means of an external applied voltage, a change in the index of refraction of an optical medium is produced. This produces a bending effect on light transmitted through the medium. Varying the applied voltage can be used to vary the refractive index, or a refractive index gradient may be produced by providing a gradient in the applied field, to produce no moving parts scanning of the optical beam. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Optical scanning, *Stark effect, Voltage, Variations, Refractive index, Gradients, Beam steering, Beams(Electromagnetic)

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE