skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Precision alignment device

Abstract

Apparatus for providing automatic alignment of beam devices having an associated structure for directing, collimating, focusing, reflecting, or otherwise modifying the main beam. A reference laser is attached to the structure enclosing the main beam producing apparatus and produces a reference beam substantially parallel to the main beam. Detector modules containing optical switching devices and optical detectors are positioned in the path of the reference beam and are effective to produce an electrical output indicative of the alignment of the main beam. This electrical output drives servomotor operated adjustment screws to adjust the position of elements of the structure associated with the main beam to maintain alignment of the main beam.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
867295
Patent Number(s):
4907881
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
precision; alignment; device; apparatus; providing; automatic; beam; devices; associated; structure; directing; collimating; focusing; reflecting; otherwise; modifying; main; reference; laser; attached; enclosing; producing; produces; substantially; parallel; detector; modules; containing; optical; switching; detectors; positioned; path; effective; produce; electrical; output; indicative; drives; servomotor; operated; adjustment; screws; adjust; position; elements; maintain; reference laser; optical detector; optical switching; switching devices; reference beam; substantially parallel; electrical output; alignment device; switching device; output indicative; modules containing; optical detectors; motor operated; beam devices; optical switch; precision alignment; producing apparatus; beam device; associated structure; detector modules; /356/33/359/

Citation Formats

Jones, Nelson E. Precision alignment device. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Jones, Nelson E. Precision alignment device. United States.
Jones, Nelson E. Mon . "Precision alignment device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867295.
@article{osti_867295,
title = {Precision alignment device},
author = {Jones, Nelson E.},
abstractNote = {Apparatus for providing automatic alignment of beam devices having an associated structure for directing, collimating, focusing, reflecting, or otherwise modifying the main beam. A reference laser is attached to the structure enclosing the main beam producing apparatus and produces a reference beam substantially parallel to the main beam. Detector modules containing optical switching devices and optical detectors are positioned in the path of the reference beam and are effective to produce an electrical output indicative of the alignment of the main beam. This electrical output drives servomotor operated adjustment screws to adjust the position of elements of the structure associated with the main beam to maintain alignment of the main beam.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: