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Title: Light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface

Abstract

A light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration bendable light reflecting surface is disclosed herein. This apparatus includes a structural assembly comprised of a rectangular plate which is resiliently bendable, to a limited extent, and which has a front side defining the multi-aberration light reflecting surface and an opposite back side, and a plurality of straight leg members rigidly connected with the back side of the plate and extending rearwardly therefrom. The apparatus also includes a number of different adjustment mechanisms, each of which is connected with specific ones of the leg members. These mechanisms are adjustably movable in different ways for applying corresponding forces to the leg members in order to bend the rectangular plate and light reflecting surface into different predetermined curvatures and which specifically include quadratic and cubic curvatures corresponding to different optical aberrations.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Pleasanton, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866245
Patent Number(s):
US 4664488
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:
light; reflecting; apparatus; including; multi-aberration; surface; bendable; disclosed; structural; assembly; comprised; rectangular; plate; resiliently; limited; extent; front; defining; opposite; plurality; straight; leg; rigidly; connected; extending; rearwardly; therefrom; adjustment; mechanisms; specific; ones; adjustably; movable; applying; corresponding; forces; bend; predetermined; curvatures; specifically; quadratic; cubic; optical; aberrations; reflecting surface; light reflecting; apparatus including; rigidly connected; adjustment mechanism; adjustment mechanisms; limited extent; reflecting apparatus; assembly comprised; /359/

Citation Formats

Sawicki, Richard H, and Sweatt, William. Light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Sawicki, Richard H, & Sweatt, William. Light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface. United States.
Sawicki, Richard H, and Sweatt, William. Thu . "Light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866245.
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title = {Light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface},
author = {Sawicki, Richard H and Sweatt, William},
abstractNote = {A light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration bendable light reflecting surface is disclosed herein. This apparatus includes a structural assembly comprised of a rectangular plate which is resiliently bendable, to a limited extent, and which has a front side defining the multi-aberration light reflecting surface and an opposite back side, and a plurality of straight leg members rigidly connected with the back side of the plate and extending rearwardly therefrom. The apparatus also includes a number of different adjustment mechanisms, each of which is connected with specific ones of the leg members. These mechanisms are adjustably movable in different ways for applying corresponding forces to the leg members in order to bend the rectangular plate and light reflecting surface into different predetermined curvatures and which specifically include quadratic and cubic curvatures corresponding to different optical aberrations.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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