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Title: Optical apparatus for forming correlation spectrometers and optical processors

Abstract

Optical apparatus for forming correlation spectrometers and optical processors. The optical apparatus comprises one or more diffractive optical elements formed on a substrate for receiving light from a source and processing the incident light. The optical apparatus includes an addressing element for alternately addressing each diffractive optical element thereof to produce for one unit of time a first correlation with the incident light, and to produce for a different unit of time a second correlation with the incident light that is different from the first correlation. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the optical apparatus is in the form of a correlation spectrometer; and in other embodiments, the apparatus is in the form of an optical processor. In some embodiments, the optical apparatus comprises a plurality of diffractive optical elements on a common substrate for forming first and second gratings that alternately intercept the incident light for different units of time. In other embodiments, the optical apparatus includes an electrically-programmable diffraction grating that may be alternately switched between a plurality of grating states thereof for processing the incident light. The optical apparatus may be formed, at least in part, by a micromachining process.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
  2. (Brookline, MA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872292
Patent Number(s):
5905571
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; apparatus; forming; correlation; spectrometers; processors; comprises; diffractive; elements; formed; substrate; receiving; light; source; processing; incident; addressing; element; alternately; produce; unit; time; preferred; embodiments; form; spectrometer; processor; plurality; common; gratings; intercept; units; electrically-programmable; diffraction; grating; switched; micromachining; process; common substrate; receiving light; incident light; optical apparatus; preferred embodiments; optical element; diffraction grating; optical elements; apparatus comprises; preferred embodiment; apparatus comprise; machining process; elements formed; micromachining process; optical processors; electrically-programmable diffraction; forming correlation; optical processor; optical process; correlation spectrometers; /356/

Citation Formats

Butler, Michael A., Ricco, Antonio J., Sinclair, Michael B., and Senturia, Stephen D. Optical apparatus for forming correlation spectrometers and optical processors. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Butler, Michael A., Ricco, Antonio J., Sinclair, Michael B., & Senturia, Stephen D. Optical apparatus for forming correlation spectrometers and optical processors. United States.
Butler, Michael A., Ricco, Antonio J., Sinclair, Michael B., and Senturia, Stephen D. Fri . "Optical apparatus for forming correlation spectrometers and optical processors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872292.
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title = {Optical apparatus for forming correlation spectrometers and optical processors},
author = {Butler, Michael A. and Ricco, Antonio J. and Sinclair, Michael B. and Senturia, Stephen D.},
abstractNote = {Optical apparatus for forming correlation spectrometers and optical processors. The optical apparatus comprises one or more diffractive optical elements formed on a substrate for receiving light from a source and processing the incident light. The optical apparatus includes an addressing element for alternately addressing each diffractive optical element thereof to produce for one unit of time a first correlation with the incident light, and to produce for a different unit of time a second correlation with the incident light that is different from the first correlation. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the optical apparatus is in the form of a correlation spectrometer; and in other embodiments, the apparatus is in the form of an optical processor. In some embodiments, the optical apparatus comprises a plurality of diffractive optical elements on a common substrate for forming first and second gratings that alternately intercept the incident light for different units of time. In other embodiments, the optical apparatus includes an electrically-programmable diffraction grating that may be alternately switched between a plurality of grating states thereof for processing the incident light. The optical apparatus may be formed, at least in part, by a micromachining process.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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