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Title: Variable laser attenuator

Abstract

The disclosure relates to low loss, high power variable attenuators comprng one or more transmissive and/or reflective multilayer dielectric filters. The attenuator is particularly suitable to use with unpolarized lasers such as excimer lasers. Beam attenuation is a function of beam polarization and the angle of incidence between the beam and the filter and is controlled by adjusting the angle of incidence the beam makes to the filter or filters. Filters are selected in accordance with beam wavelength.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866742
Patent Number(s):
4778263
Assignee:
United States of America as respresented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
variable; laser; attenuator; disclosure; relates; loss; power; attenuators; comprng; transmissive; reflective; multilayer; dielectric; filters; particularly; suitable; unpolarized; lasers; excimer; beam; attenuation; function; polarization; angle; incidence; filter; controlled; adjusting; makes; selected; accordance; wavelength; multilayer dielectric; particularly suitable; disclosure relates; polarized laser; excimer laser; excimer lasers; beam wavelength; electric filter; /359/

Citation Formats

Foltyn, Stephen R. Variable laser attenuator. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Foltyn, Stephen R. Variable laser attenuator. United States.
Foltyn, Stephen R. Fri . "Variable laser attenuator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866742.
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abstractNote = {The disclosure relates to low loss, high power variable attenuators comprng one or more transmissive and/or reflective multilayer dielectric filters. The attenuator is particularly suitable to use with unpolarized lasers such as excimer lasers. Beam attenuation is a function of beam polarization and the angle of incidence between the beam and the filter and is controlled by adjusting the angle of incidence the beam makes to the filter or filters. Filters are selected in accordance with beam wavelength.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
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