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Title: Transverse pumped laser amplifier architecture

Abstract

An optical gain architecture includes a pump source and a pump aperture. The architecture also includes a gain region including a gain element operable to amplify light at a laser wavelength. The gain region is characterized by a first side intersecting an optical path, a second side opposing the first side, a third side adjacent the first and second sides, and a fourth side opposing the third side. The architecture further includes a dichroic section disposed between the pump aperture and the first side of the gain region. The dichroic section is characterized by low reflectance at a pump wavelength and high reflectance at the laser wavelength. The architecture additionally includes a first cladding section proximate to the third side of the gain region and a second cladding section proximate to the fourth side of the gain region.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1179793
Patent Number(s):
9,036,677
Application Number:
13/910,996
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jun 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Bayramian, Andrew James, Manes, Kenneth R., Deri, Robert, Erlandson, Alvin, Caird, John, and Spaeth, Mary L. Transverse pumped laser amplifier architecture. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Bayramian, Andrew James, Manes, Kenneth R., Deri, Robert, Erlandson, Alvin, Caird, John, & Spaeth, Mary L. Transverse pumped laser amplifier architecture. United States.
Bayramian, Andrew James, Manes, Kenneth R., Deri, Robert, Erlandson, Alvin, Caird, John, and Spaeth, Mary L. 2015. "Transverse pumped laser amplifier architecture". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1179793.
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abstractNote = {An optical gain architecture includes a pump source and a pump aperture. The architecture also includes a gain region including a gain element operable to amplify light at a laser wavelength. The gain region is characterized by a first side intersecting an optical path, a second side opposing the first side, a third side adjacent the first and second sides, and a fourth side opposing the third side. The architecture further includes a dichroic section disposed between the pump aperture and the first side of the gain region. The dichroic section is characterized by low reflectance at a pump wavelength and high reflectance at the laser wavelength. The architecture additionally includes a first cladding section proximate to the third side of the gain region and a second cladding section proximate to the fourth side of the gain region.},
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