Accession Number : ADD009611

Title :   Light-Induced Unidirectional Light Amplifier.

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 unidirectional light amplifier is described wherein laser light is utilized to create an anisotropic medium in which light is fully amplified in only one direction and fully absorbed in the opposite direction. It is analogous to the way in which a junction diode conducts electrical current more easily in one direction than in the other direction. This patent application is co-pending with my related patent application entitled 'Light-Induced Unidirectional Switch' filed on the same date as subject patent application. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Laser beams, *Unidirectional, *Amplifiers, Light sources, Junction diodes, Anisotropy, Switches, Electric current, Inventions

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE