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Title: Grating enhanced solid-state laser amplifiers

Abstract

A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and parasitic oscillation modes in a high average power laser is introduced. Such an invention, as disclosed herein, uses diffraction gratings to increase gain, stored energy density, and pumping efficiency of solid-state laser gain media, such as, but not limited to rods, disks and slabs. By coupling predetermined gratings to solid-state gain media, such as crystal or ceramic laser gain media, ASE and parasitic oscillation modes can be effectively suppressed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (Clayton, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014920
Patent Number(s):
7,830,946
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/394,957
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Erlandson, Alvin C., and Britten, Jerald A.. Grating enhanced solid-state laser amplifiers. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Erlandson, Alvin C., & Britten, Jerald A.. Grating enhanced solid-state laser amplifiers. United States.
Erlandson, Alvin C., and Britten, Jerald A.. Tue . "Grating enhanced solid-state laser amplifiers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014920.
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author = {Erlandson, Alvin C. and Britten, Jerald A.},
abstractNote = {A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and parasitic oscillation modes in a high average power laser is introduced. Such an invention, as disclosed herein, uses diffraction gratings to increase gain, stored energy density, and pumping efficiency of solid-state laser gain media, such as, but not limited to rods, disks and slabs. By coupling predetermined gratings to solid-state gain media, such as crystal or ceramic laser gain media, ASE and parasitic oscillation modes can be effectively suppressed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {11}
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