Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Small inlet optical panel and a method of making a small inlet optical panel

An optical panel having a small inlet, and a method of making a small inlet optical panel, are disclosed, which optical panel includes a individually coating, stacking, and cutting a first plurality of stacked optical waveguides to form an outlet face body with an outlet face, individually coating, stacking, and cutting a second plurality of stacked optical waveguides to form an inlet face body with an inlet face, and connecting an optical coupling element to the first plurality and to the second plurality, wherein the optical coupling element redirects light along a parallel axis of the inlet face to a parallel axis of the outlet face. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the inlet face is disposed obliquely with and askew from the outlet face.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Manorville, NY)
  2. (28 Independence Ave., Lake Oswego, OR 97035)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
873693
Assignee:
Slobodin, David (Lake Oswego, OR); Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY) BNL
Patent Number(s):
US 6222971
Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
inlet; optical; panel; method; disclosed; individually; coating; stacking; cutting; plurality; stacked; waveguides; form; outlet; connecting; coupling; element; redirects; light; parallel; axis; preferred; embodiment; disposed; obliquely; askew; optical waveguides; optical panel; preferred embodiment; optical waveguide; stacked optical; optical wave; optical coupling; redirects light; directs light; inlet optical; element redirects; coupling element; /385/