Methods and apparatus for plasma based adaptive optics for generating a first plasma gradient and a second plasma gradient

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Description

An adaptive plasma optics cell includes a housing defining a chamber, and a gas disposed within the housing chamber. A first light transmissive electrode layer is coupled to a first side of the housing and a first light transmissive dielectric layer is coupled between the first light transmissive electrode layer and the housing chamber. A second electrode layer is coupled to a second side of the housing such that the housing chamber is at least partially disposed between the first and second electrode layers and a second dielectric layer coupled between the second electrode layer electrode and the housing chamber. In operation, a power supply is controlled such that the power supply selectively supplies an electric signal sufficient to cause the gas to generate a plasma having a desired plasma gradient.

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Title
  • Methods and apparatus for plasma based adaptive optics for generating a first plasma gradient and a second plasma gradient

Patent Number
  • US 8513583 B2

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Inventor
  • Thomas C. Corke

  • Eric Matlis

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Thomas C. Corke

  • Eric Matlis

Other Application
  • 12/953,114

Prior Publication Date
  • 2011-05-26

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20110121158 A1

Claims
  • 20

Classification (US Patent)
  • 250/201.9; 250/239;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • G02B 5/10 (20130101); G02B 26/06 (20130101); G02F 1/29 (20130101); G02F 2203/18 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • G01J 1/20 (20060101)

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2013-08-20

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

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