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Title: Integrated telescope for imaging applications

Abstract

Integrated telescopes are described that are stable and compact, and include optics pieces that are susceptible to stray light. One example telescope includes an optics piece formed of a transparent optical material and two surfaces with each surface including a reflector surface and a baffle. The baffles may be formed in a groove in one of the surfaces of the optics piece. The baffle may have an index of refraction that is approximately the same as an index of refraction of the optics piece. The baffle may include a blackened epoxy, a carbon black material, or a powdered black spinel. The integrated telescope may include a short-wave infrared image sensor fixed in position relative to the optics piece.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805583
Patent Number(s):
10935780
Application Number:
16/152,150
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10/04/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bauman, Brian, and Pertica, Alexander J. Integrated telescope for imaging applications. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Bauman, Brian, & Pertica, Alexander J. Integrated telescope for imaging applications. United States.
Bauman, Brian, and Pertica, Alexander J. Tue . "Integrated telescope for imaging applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805583.
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year = {2021},
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patent, May 2000


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