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Self-Aligning Mirror Mechanism for Transmission Line Offset Correction

The Self-Aligning Mirror Mechanism for Transmission Line Offset Correction is a self-aligning mechanism which automatically adjusts mirrors to couple radiation between two or more offset waveguides or optical fibers. It is currently used to direct microwaves through two offset waveguides that are moving relative to each other. It may also be used in optical applications to maintain critical alignment, substituting flat mirrors for waves with small spot sizes (such as lasers). The uniqueness of this device is that it is self-aligning and functions to maintain critical geometric relationships necessary to allow for wave passage while adapting to externally driven fluctuations. 

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M-905
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U.S. Department of Energy
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University.

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