Lasers Optics and Related Technologies

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Actuators Made From Nanoporous Materials

Actuators convert an external electrical signal into a mechanical force by changing their dimensions. Well-known examples for such devices are piezoelectric actuators where the dimensional changes are caused by the polarization of the whole material. The effect is used in various industrial and...
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ADAPTIVE OPTICS FOR RETINAL IMAGING

Background Understanding and visualizing the interior landscape of a patient’s eye can be critical in both the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. Visual information on the health of key disease and injury indicators such as the optic nerve, blood vessels, and retina can be derived from...
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Adaptive Optics-Based Optical Coherence Tomography

Millions of people suffer from eye diseases that degrade the retina, causing blindness. Opthalmologists observe the retina to diagnose a wide variety of blinding diseases. Conventional equipment, however, does not provide cellular-level resolution to enable the doctor to make a more accurate...
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Additive Manufacturing - Materials by Design

Additive manufacturing is the process of building 3D structures by sequentially layering one material on top of another in a desired pattern. It is a dramatic departure from more conventional fabrication techniques in which material is removed from a bulk piece through processes such as etching or...
Adhesive Actuated Insertion Shank
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Adhesive Actuated Insertion Shank

This invention combines a rigid stiffening shank with a flexible body polymer, using a wicking channel and capillary action to distribute the adhesive. Once the probe is inserted, the stiffening shank may be removed, leaving only the flexible polymer body behind. This invention is superior to...
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Advanced Laser-Based, Gamma-Ray Systems

Over the past decade LLNL has both invented the concepts for and led the world in the development of laser-based, mono-energetic gamma-ray (MEGa-ray) sources. These sources, which combine high-energy, high-average-power lasers and compact, high-gradient, RF-accelerator technology promise to...
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Aggregate Spray for Air Particulate

This invention was conceived in response to the events that occurred between October 2 and November 2, 2001 when letters containing a powdered form of B. anthracis were mailed through the United States Postal Service resulting in the contamination of government and private facilities (US EPA 2002...

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