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Title: High energy bursts from a solid state laser operated in the heat capacity limited regime

Abstract

Solid state laser technology is a very well developed field and numerous embodiments and modes of operation have been demonstrated. A more recent development has been the pumping of a solid state laser active medium with an array of diode lasers (diode pumping, for short). These diode pump packages have previously been developed to pump solid state lasers with good efficiency, but low average power. This invention is a method and the resulting apparatus for operating a solid state laser in the heat capacity mode. Instead of cooling the laser, the active medium will heat up until it reaches some maximum acceptable temperature. The waste heat is stored in the active medium itself.

Inventors:
; ;  [1]
  1. and others
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
450078
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A8286372
Application Number:
ON: DE97004253; PAN: 8-286,372; TRN: 97:001647
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; SOLID STATE LASERS; PERFORMANCE; WASTE HEAT; COOLING; INVENTIONS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS

Citation Formats

Albrecht, G, George, E V, and Krupke, W. High energy bursts from a solid state laser operated in the heat capacity limited regime. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Albrecht, G, George, E V, & Krupke, W. High energy bursts from a solid state laser operated in the heat capacity limited regime. United States.
Albrecht, G, George, E V, and Krupke, W. 1994. "High energy bursts from a solid state laser operated in the heat capacity limited regime". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/450078.
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