Accession Number : ADD011524
Title : Imaging Apparatus for Transverse Electrode Electro-Optic Tunable Filter.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Abrams,R L ; Henderson,D M ; Pinnow,D A ; Stephens,R R
Report Date : 22 Jan 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : An imaging apparatus permits the use of a transverse electrode electro-optic tunable filter (TEOTF), despite its obscured aperture, to produce a high quality image. The imaging apparatus includes a suitable conventional anamorphic input optical system in combination with a stacked plurality of TEOTFs in which the platelet of each TEOTF is made of an electro-optic material of a known index of refraction (such as CdS of an index of approx. 2.4), and ia clad between its surface and its electrodes with a material having a lower index of refraction than the platelet material (such as SiO2 of an index of approx. 1.5).
Descriptors : *Patents, *Optical filters, Image processing, *Electrooptics, Electrodes, Transverse, Plates, Optical materials, Stacking, Arrays, Refractive index
Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE