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Title: Alignment reference device

Abstract

An alignment reference device provides a collimated laser beam that minimizes angular deviations therein. A laser beam source outputs the beam into a single mode optical fiber. The output end of the optical fiber acts as a source of radiant energy and is positioned at the focal point of a lens system where the focal point is positioned within the lens. The output beam reflects off a mirror back to the lens that produces a collimated beam.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Sunnyvale, CA
  2. Palo Alto, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866280
Patent Number(s):
4674011
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Secretary of Air (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
alignment; reference; device; provides; collimated; laser; beam; minimizes; angular; deviations; therein; source; outputs; single; mode; optical; fiber; output; radiant; energy; positioned; focal; lens; reflects; mirror; produces; collimated laser; device provides; output beam; radiant energy; laser beam; optical fiber; beam source; single mode; collimated beam; mode optical; source outputs; source output; reference device; angular deviation; alignment reference; /362/

Citation Formats

Patton, Gail Y, and Torgerson, Darrel D. Alignment reference device. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Patton, Gail Y, & Torgerson, Darrel D. Alignment reference device. United States.
Patton, Gail Y, and Torgerson, Darrel D. Thu . "Alignment reference device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866280.
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author = {Patton, Gail Y and Torgerson, Darrel D},
abstractNote = {An alignment reference device provides a collimated laser beam that minimizes angular deviations therein. A laser beam source outputs the beam into a single mode optical fiber. The output end of the optical fiber acts as a source of radiant energy and is positioned at the focal point of a lens system where the focal point is positioned within the lens. The output beam reflects off a mirror back to the lens that produces a collimated beam.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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