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Dense pattern optical multipass cell

United States Patent

January 13, 2009
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A multiple pass optical cell and method comprising providing a pair of opposed cylindrical mirrors having curved axes with substantially equal focal lengths, positioning an entrance hole for introducing light into the cell and an exit hole for extracting light from the cell, wherein the entrance hole and exit hole are coextensive or non-coextensive, introducing light into the cell through the entrance hole, and extracting light from the cell through the exit hole.
Silver; Joel A. (Santa Fe, NM)
Southwest Sciences Incorporated (Santa Fe, NM)
10/ 896,608
July 21, 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.