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Near re-entrant dense pattern optical multipass cell

United States Patent

December 11, 2007
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A multiple pass optical cell and method comprising providing a pair of opposed mirrors, one cylindrical and one spherical, introducing light into the cell via an entrance mechanism, and extracting light from the cell via an exit mechanism, wherein the entrance mechanism and exit mechanism are coextensive or non-coextensive.
Silver; Joel A. (Santa Fe, NM)
Southwest Sciences Incorporated (Santa Fe, NM)
10/ 948,660
September 22, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Small Business Research (SBIR) Contracts No. DE-FG02-03ER83779 and NNA04CB22C, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and NASA, respectively.