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Single lens laser beam shaper

United States Patent

October 4, 2011
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A single lens bullet-shaped laser beam shaper capable of redistributing an arbitrary beam profile into any desired output profile comprising a unitary lens comprising: a convex front input surface defining a focal point and a flat output portion at the focal point; and b) a cylindrical core portion having a flat input surface coincident with the flat output portion of the first input portion at the focal point and a convex rear output surface remote from the convex front input surface.
Liu; Chuyu (Newport News, VA), Zhang; Shukui (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (New Port News, VA)
12/ 386,917
April 24, 2009
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract DE-AC05-060R23177 from the United States Department of Energy.