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Title: Apparatus for and method of correcting for astigmatism in a light beam reflected off of a light reflecting surface

Abstract

A technique for adjustably correcting for astigmatism in a light beam is disclosed herein. This technique utilizes first means which defines a flat, rectangular light reflecting surface having opposite reinforced side edges and which is resiliently bendable, to a limited extent, into different concave and/or convex cylindrical curvatures about a particular axis and second means acting on the first means for adjustably bending the light reflecting surface into a particular selected one of the different curvatures depending upon the astigmatism to be corrected for and for fixedly maintaining the curvature selected. In the embodiment disclosed, the light reflecting surface is adjustably bendable into the selected cylindrical curvature by application of a particular bending moment to the reinforced side edges of the light reflecting surface.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Pleasanton, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866158
Patent Number(s):
US 4647164
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; correcting; astigmatism; light; beam; reflected; reflecting; surface; technique; adjustably; disclosed; utilizes; means; defines; flat; rectangular; opposite; reinforced; edges; resiliently; bendable; limited; extent; concave; convex; cylindrical; curvatures; particular; axis; acting; bending; selected; depending; corrected; fixedly; maintaining; curvature; embodiment; application; moment; means acting; beam reflected; light beam; reflecting surface; light reflecting; technique utilizes; limited extent; adjustably correcting; /359/

Citation Formats

Sawicki, Richard H, and Sweatt, William. Apparatus for and method of correcting for astigmatism in a light beam reflected off of a light reflecting surface. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Sawicki, Richard H, & Sweatt, William. Apparatus for and method of correcting for astigmatism in a light beam reflected off of a light reflecting surface. United States.
Sawicki, Richard H, and Sweatt, William. Thu . "Apparatus for and method of correcting for astigmatism in a light beam reflected off of a light reflecting surface". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866158.
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title = {Apparatus for and method of correcting for astigmatism in a light beam reflected off of a light reflecting surface},
author = {Sawicki, Richard H and Sweatt, William},
abstractNote = {A technique for adjustably correcting for astigmatism in a light beam is disclosed herein. This technique utilizes first means which defines a flat, rectangular light reflecting surface having opposite reinforced side edges and which is resiliently bendable, to a limited extent, into different concave and/or convex cylindrical curvatures about a particular axis and second means acting on the first means for adjustably bending the light reflecting surface into a particular selected one of the different curvatures depending upon the astigmatism to be corrected for and for fixedly maintaining the curvature selected. In the embodiment disclosed, the light reflecting surface is adjustably bendable into the selected cylindrical curvature by application of a particular bending moment to the reinforced side edges of the light reflecting surface.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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