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Title: Transparent electrode for optical switch

Abstract

The invention relates generally to optical switches and techniques for applying a voltage to an electro-optical crystal, and more particularly, to transparent electodes for an optical switch. System architectures for very large inertial confinement fusion (ICF) lasers require active optical elements with apertures on the order of one meter. Large aperture optical switches are needed for isolation of stages, switch-out from regenerative amplifier cavities and protection from target retroreflections.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5544820
Application Number:
ON: DE85011618
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-100348
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASERS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; SWITCHES; CRYSTALS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; CONFINEMENT; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; 700208* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Inertial Confinement Technology

Citation Formats

Goldhar, J., and Henesian, M.A. Transparent electrode for optical switch. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Goldhar, J., & Henesian, M.A. Transparent electrode for optical switch. United States.
Goldhar, J., and Henesian, M.A. Fri . "Transparent electrode for optical switch". United States.
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abstractNote = {The invention relates generally to optical switches and techniques for applying a voltage to an electro-optical crystal, and more particularly, to transparent electodes for an optical switch. System architectures for very large inertial confinement fusion (ICF) lasers require active optical elements with apertures on the order of one meter. Large aperture optical switches are needed for isolation of stages, switch-out from regenerative amplifier cavities and protection from target retroreflections.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {10}
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