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Title: Multi-pass amplifier architecture for high power laser systems

Abstract

A main amplifier system includes a first reflector operable to receive input light through a first aperture and direct the input light along an optical path. The input light is characterized by a first polarization. The main amplifier system also includes a first polarizer operable to reflect light characterized by the first polarization state. The main amplifier system further includes a first and second set of amplifier modules. Each of the first and second set of amplifier modules includes an entrance window, a quarter wave plate, a plurality of amplifier slablets arrayed substantially parallel to each other, and an exit window. The main amplifier system additionally includes a set of mirrors operable to reflect light exiting the first set of amplifier modules to enter the second set of amplifier modules and a second polarizer operable to reflect light characterized by a second polarization state.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1128698
Patent Number(s):
8,687,270
Application Number:
13/072,581
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Mar 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Manes, Kenneth R, Spaeth, Mary L, and Erlandson, Alvin C. Multi-pass amplifier architecture for high power laser systems. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Manes, Kenneth R, Spaeth, Mary L, & Erlandson, Alvin C. Multi-pass amplifier architecture for high power laser systems. United States.
Manes, Kenneth R, Spaeth, Mary L, and Erlandson, Alvin C. Tue . "Multi-pass amplifier architecture for high power laser systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1128698.
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