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Title: Angular shear plate

Abstract

One or more disc-shaped angular shear plates each include a region thereon having a thickness that varies with a nonlinear function. For the case of two such shear plates, they are positioned in a facing relationship and rotated relative to each other. Light passing through the variable thickness regions in the angular plates is refracted. By properly timing the relative rotation of the plates and by the use of an appropriate polynomial function for the thickness of the shear plate, light passing therethrough can be focused at variable positions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Tucson, AZ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Applied Energetics, Inc (Tucson, AZ)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1012608
Patent Number(s):
7561346
Application Number:
11/622,919
Assignee:
Applied Energetics, Inc (Tucson, AZ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC26-04NT42138
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Ruda, Mitchell C, Greynolds, Alan W, and Stuhlinger, Tilman W. Angular shear plate. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Ruda, Mitchell C, Greynolds, Alan W, & Stuhlinger, Tilman W. Angular shear plate. United States.
Ruda, Mitchell C, Greynolds, Alan W, and Stuhlinger, Tilman W. Tue . "Angular shear plate". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1012608.
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abstractNote = {One or more disc-shaped angular shear plates each include a region thereon having a thickness that varies with a nonlinear function. For the case of two such shear plates, they are positioned in a facing relationship and rotated relative to each other. Light passing through the variable thickness regions in the angular plates is refracted. By properly timing the relative rotation of the plates and by the use of an appropriate polynomial function for the thickness of the shear plate, light passing therethrough can be focused at variable positions.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {7}
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