Accession Number : ADD010342

Title :   An Efficient Optical Design for a Matched Filter Correlator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,John L

Report Date : 15 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Document describes an optical system which uses a Wollaston prism in place of a beam splitter to maximize the throughput of the coherent light by taking full advantage of the polarization-dependent characteristics of the basic correlator design. It eliminates one collimating lens and up to two linear polarizer elements, while yielding a compact in-line arrangement and eliminating the need for any folding-path mirrors in order to achieve a small overall package design. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Optical correlators, Matched filters, Prisms(Optics), Beam splitting, Mirrors, Coherent optical radiation, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE