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Title: High bandwidth optical mount

Abstract

An optical mount, which directs a laser beam to a point by controlling the position of a light-transmitting optic, is stiffened so that a lowest resonant frequency of the mount is approximately one kilohertz. The optical mount, which is cylindrically-shaped, positions the optic by individually moving a plurality of carriages which are positioned longitudinally within a sidewall of the mount. The optical mount is stiffened by allowing each carriage, which is attached to the optic, to move only in a direction which is substantially parallel to a center axis of the optic. The carriage is limited to an axial movement by flexures or linear bearings which connect the carriage to the mount. The carriage is moved by a piezoelectric transducer. By limiting the carriage to axial movement, the optic can be kinematically clamped to a carriage. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6816828
Patent Number(s):
5363244 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-967492
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-168803
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 28 Oct 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; LASER RADIATION; FOCUSING; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; POSITIONING; SUPPORTS; FASTENING; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; FABRICATION; JOINING; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; RADIATIONS 426002* -- Engineering-- Lasers & Masers-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Bender, D.A., and Kuklo, T. High bandwidth optical mount. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Bender, D.A., & Kuklo, T. High bandwidth optical mount. United States.
Bender, D.A., and Kuklo, T. Tue . "High bandwidth optical mount". United States.
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abstractNote = {An optical mount, which directs a laser beam to a point by controlling the position of a light-transmitting optic, is stiffened so that a lowest resonant frequency of the mount is approximately one kilohertz. The optical mount, which is cylindrically-shaped, positions the optic by individually moving a plurality of carriages which are positioned longitudinally within a sidewall of the mount. The optical mount is stiffened by allowing each carriage, which is attached to the optic, to move only in a direction which is substantially parallel to a center axis of the optic. The carriage is limited to an axial movement by flexures or linear bearings which connect the carriage to the mount. The carriage is moved by a piezoelectric transducer. By limiting the carriage to axial movement, the optic can be kinematically clamped to a carriage. 5 figs.},
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year = {1994},
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