Accession Number : ADD013863

Title :   Light-Induced Unidirectional Light Amplifier.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 Sep 87, patented 16 Aug 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Salour, Michael M

Report Date : 16 Aug 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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. Patent applications.

Descriptors :   *LASER AMPLIFIERS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ANISOTROPY, COMPARISON, JUNCTION DIODES, LASER BEAMS, UNIDIRECTIONAL

Subject Categories : Optics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE