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Spherically shaped optical beamsplitter

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A rotatable optical beamsplitter comprises an optically-transparent material and a partially-reflective layer. The optically-transparent material has a unitary spherical exterior surface. The partially-reflective layer is located at least partially within the optically transparent material. The spherically shaped optical beamsplitter demonstrates reduced optical distortion.

Inventors: 
Videen, Gorden
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2008-01-30
Grant Date: 
2010-04-20
Grant time: 
811 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
14
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY