Accession Number : ADD012133

Title :   Wide Angle Optical Transmitter/Receiver.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hedin,Raymond C ; Hewitt,Fred G

Report Date : 17 Dec 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A novel optical transmitter/receiver device is described which comprises a source of radiation providing a collimated coherent light beam, such as a laser beam, along a first optical axis; a magneto-optic light detector device controllably deflecting the beam off the first optical axis in the direction of a target; optical beam expander and collimating lenses transmitting the expanded beam toward the target and receiving the expanded and reflected beam from the target; the reflected beam then being deflected back along the first optical axis to a scraper mirror which optically turns the reflected beam along a viewing axis toward a photo detector. (Patents)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, MAGNETOOPTICS, LASER BEAMS, COLLIMATORS, LENSES, MIRRORS, PHOTODETECTORS

Subject Categories : Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE