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Title: A 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:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6538324
Application Number:
ON: DE87007281
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MIRRORS; DESIGN; ADJUSTMENTS; BENDING; OPTICAL REFLECTION; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; REFLECTION; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Sawicki, R H, and Sweatt, W. A light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Sawicki, R H, & Sweatt, W. A light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface. United States.
Sawicki, R H, and Sweatt, W. Thu . "A light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface". United States.
@article{osti_6538324,
title = {A light reflecting apparatus including a multi-aberration light reflecting surface},
author = {Sawicki, R H and Sweatt, W},
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 = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {11}
}