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Title: Method and system for compact, multi-pass pulsed laser amplifier

Abstract

A laser amplifier includes an input aperture operable to receive laser radiation having a first polarization, an output aperture coupled to the input aperture by an optical path, and a polarizer disposed along an optical path. A transmission axis of the polarizer is aligned with the first polarization. The laser amplifier also includes n optical switch disposed along the optical path. The optical switch is operable to pass the laser radiation when operated in a first state and to reflect the laser radiation when operated in a second state. The laser amplifier further includes an optical gain element disposed along the optical path and a polarization rotation device disposed along the optical path.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1164342
Patent Number(s):
8,896,913
Application Number:
12/875,056
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Erlandson, Alvin Charles. Method and system for compact, multi-pass pulsed laser amplifier. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Erlandson, Alvin Charles. Method and system for compact, multi-pass pulsed laser amplifier. United States.
Erlandson, Alvin Charles. Tue . "Method and system for compact, multi-pass pulsed laser amplifier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1164342.
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