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Cylindrical microlens with an internally reflecting surface and a method of fabrication

United States Patent

September 27, 2005
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A fast (high numerical aperture) cylindrical microlens, which includes an internally reflective surface, that functions to deviate the direction of the light that enters the lens from its original propagation direction is employed in optically conditioning laser diodes, laser diode arrays and laser diode bars.
Beach; Raymond J. (Livermore, CA), Freitas; Barry L. (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 741,047
December 18, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.