optical element

optical element

[′äp·tə·kəl ′el·ə·mənt]
(optics)
A part of an optical instrument which acts upon the light passing through the instrument, such as a lens, prism, or mirror.
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The device Samsung's newest patent describes includes a micro display, a relay optical system, at least one waveguide, at least one first holographic optical element, and at least one second holographic optical element.
The best-known and most frequently used optical element is the curved lens.
Lobster-Eye Optics refers to an optical element used to focus soft X-rays, developed by the University of Leicester in the UK and the Photonis Corporation in France, and inspired by the eyes of the crustacean.
Rigorous application of SBC has allowed a development team including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin Laser and Sensor Systems and Advanced Thin Films to develop the EXtreme-power, Ultra-low-loss, Dispersive Element (EXUDE) optical element, the first-ever electrically efficient, near-diffraction-limited 30-kW beam combined laser.
In the present work, based on the confinement of axial uniformity within a certain distance along the optical axis and the full width at half maximum (FWHM) in the focal plane, we propose a fast searching method to design a ternary optical element combined with a circularly polarized light to obtain a super-resolution non-diffraction beam.
The lens panels are combined with a Secondary Optical Element (SOE) to create a complete optical train package for assembly directly into Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) modules.
Solar3D has already set a number of milestones, including the completion of each design element--including the optical element and the 3-dimensional photovoltaic structure--and adjustment of the design for mass manufacturing.
In effect, the experiment shows that an opaque material could serve as a high quality optical element comparable to a conventional lens, once a sufficiently detailed transmission matrix is constructed.
The transmission probe consists of an illumination fiber, a detection fiber, and a sapphire optical element.
EXTREME also seeks to demonstrate a volumetric optical element the size of a sugar cube or larger that can perform a multitude of functions simultaneously in visual and infrared (IR) bands, such as imaging, spectrum analysis, and polarization measurements, among others.
It is established that under the influence of the electron beam on the surface of the optical element there is its noticeable clearing from various impurities, eliminating of various micro-defects that remain on it after standard processing methods (mechanical, chemical, etc.
The award categories include innovations for the best in Holographic Technology, Origination, Holographic Optical Element Applications and Applied Security, Decorative and Packing Products.