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Automated pupil remapping with binary optics

United States Patent

January 26, 1999
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Methods and apparatuses for pupil remapping employing non-standard lenslet shapes in arrays; divergence of lenslet focal spots from on-axis arrangements; use of lenslet arrays to resize two-dimensional inputs to the array; and use of lenslet arrays to map an aperture shape to a different detector shape. Applications include wavefront sensing, astronomical applications, optical interconnects, keylocks, and other binary optics and diffractive optics applications.
Neal; Daniel R. (Tijeras, NM), Mansell; Justin (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 678,019
July 10, 1996
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC4-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.