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Title: One dimensional wavefront distortion sensor comprising a lens array system

Abstract

A 1-dimensional sensor for measuring wavefront distortion of a light beam as a function of time and spatial position includes a lens system which incorporates a linear array of lenses, and a detector system which incorporates a linear array of light detectors positioned from the lens system so that light passing through any of the lenses is focused on at least one of the light detectors. The 1-dimensional sensor determines the slope of the wavefront by location of the detectors illuminated by the light. The 1 dimensional sensor has much greater bandwidth that 2 dimensional systems. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T Corporation
OSTI Identifier:
201525
Patent Number(s):
5,493,391
Application Number:
PAN: 8-273,569
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Feb 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; DESIGN; LASER RADIATION; WAVE FORMS; VISIBLE RADIATION; TIME DEPENDENCE; RADIATION DETECTORS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; FOCUSING

Citation Formats

Neal, D R, and Michie, R B. One dimensional wavefront distortion sensor comprising a lens array system. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Neal, D R, & Michie, R B. One dimensional wavefront distortion sensor comprising a lens array system. United States.
Neal, D R, and Michie, R B. Tue . "One dimensional wavefront distortion sensor comprising a lens array system". United States.
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