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Title: Gradient index retroreflector

Abstract

A retroreflector is formed of a graded index lens with a reflective coating at one end. The lens has a length of an odd multiple of a quarter period thereof. Hexagonally shaped graded index lenses may be closely packed in an array to form a retroreflecting surface.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T
OSTI Identifier:
866788
Patent Number(s):
4789219
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gradient; index; retroreflector; formed; graded; lens; reflective; coating; length; odd; multiple; quarter; period; hexagonally; shaped; lenses; closely; packed; array; form; retroreflecting; surface; closely packed; reflective coating; gradient index; reflecting surface; odd multiple; graded index; index lenses; /359/

Citation Formats

Layne, Clyde B. Gradient index retroreflector. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Layne, Clyde B. Gradient index retroreflector. United States.
Layne, Clyde B. Fri . "Gradient index retroreflector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866788.
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title = {Gradient index retroreflector},
author = {Layne, Clyde B},
abstractNote = {A retroreflector is formed of a graded index lens with a reflective coating at one end. The lens has a length of an odd multiple of a quarter period thereof. Hexagonally shaped graded index lenses may be closely packed in an array to form a retroreflecting surface.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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