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Title: Laser correcting mirror

An improved laser correction mirror (10) for correcting aberrations in a laser beam wavefront having a rectangular mirror body (12) with a plurality of legs (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) arranged into opposing pairs (34, 36, 38, 40) along the long sides (30, 32) of the mirror body (12). Vector force pairs (49, 50, 52, 54) are applied by adjustment mechanisms (42, 44, 46, 48) between members of the opposing pairs (34, 36, 38, 40) for bending a reflective surface 13 of the mirror body 12 into a shape defining a function which can be used to correct for comatic aberrations.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Danville, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869606
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5365379
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; correcting; mirror; improved; correction; 10; aberrations; beam; wavefront; rectangular; 12; plurality; legs; 14; 16; 18; 20; 22; 24; 26; 28; arranged; opposing; pairs; 34; 36; 38; 40; 30; 32; vector; force; 49; 50; 52; 54; applied; adjustment; mechanisms; 42; 44; 46; 48; bending; reflective; surface; 13; shape; defining; function; correct; comatic; laser beam; reflective surface; beam wavefront; adjustment mechanism; adjustment mechanisms; improved laser; correcting mirror; /359/372/