Accession Number : ADD009610

Title :   Lightinduced Unidirectional Light Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Salour,Michael M

Report Date : 13 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A light induced unidirectional light switch is described wherein a unidirectionally emitting medium is obtained using the method of Doppler compensation by light-induced velocity-dependent light shifts. The emission in the emitting medium can be switched on by a pulse of laser light which acts as a light induced light switch. This patent application is co-pending with my related application entitled 'Light-Induced Unidirectional Light Amplifier' filed on the same date as subject patent application. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Optical switching, *Sodium, Laser pumping, Vapors, Pulses, Light, Amplifiers, Unidirectional, Inventions

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE