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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 8154–8154

A Two-axis Adjustable-wedge Refractive Beam Aligner

George Dubé and Roland E. Juhala  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 34, pp. 8154-8154 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.008154


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Abstract

We describe a practical device for deviating a transmitted light beam up to several degrees. It keeps the pivot point on the original axis and can offer more sensitive angular control than conventional mirror mounts.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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George Dubé and Roland E. Juhala, "A Two-axis Adjustable-wedge Refractive Beam Aligner," Appl. Opt. 37, 8154-8154 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-34-8154


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References

  1. H. Cox, “Optical Adjusting Device,” U.S. Patent1,735,108, issued Nov.12, 1929.
  2. F. J. Merkel, “Variable Optical Wedge.” U.S. Patent3,253.525, issued May31, 1966.
  3. E. J. Donelan, “Optical Scanner for use in Confined Areas,” U.S. Patent4,436,260. issued March13, 1984.
  4. D. M. Swain et al., Two-axis Beam Steering Apparatus.” U.S. Patent4,961,627, issued Oct.9, 1990.

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