Patent Number: 6,252,718

Title: Optical reflector and laser with external cavity incorporating such a reflector

Abstract: Optical reflector for receiving an input beam and transmitting a retro-reflected reciprocal output beam. The optical reflector includes a beam splitter for splitting the input beam into first and second secondary beams. The first and second secondary beams being parallel to one another. A reflecting system is also included for redirecting the first and second secondary beams toward the beam splitter. The reflecting system including a total reflector. The beam splitter and the reflecting system are self-aligned.

Inventors: Lefevre; Herve (Paris, FR)

Assignee: Photonetics

International Classification: G02B 5/12 (20060101); H01S 5/00 (20060101); H01S 5/14 (20060101); H01S 5/10 (20060101); G02B 027/14 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018