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Compact fiber optic positioner with wide frequency bandwidth

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A device for the positioning of fiber optic output including a base having a hole disposed at a midpoint thereof, a collar having an opening at a midpoint, a plurality of bimorph actuators, each actuator connected to an outer side surface of the base and located at opposite ends, a plurality of flexible beams, each having a first end connected to the collar and a second end connected to a bimorph actuator, a flexible tube inserted in the hole, where a bottom end of the tube is cantilevered at a bottom of the base and a top end of the tube is inserted in the opening of the collar, and a fiber optic embedded in the flexible tube.

Inventors: 
Beresnev, Leonid A.; Vorontsov, Mikhail A.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2011-03-01
Grant Date: 
2013-08-06
Grant time: 
889 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY