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Title: Multi-point laser ignition device

A multi-point laser device comprising a plurality of optical pumping sources. Each optical pumping source is configured to create pumping excitation energy along a corresponding optical path directed through a high-reflectivity mirror and into substantially different locations within the laser media thereby producing atomic optical emissions at substantially different locations within the laser media and directed along a corresponding optical path of the optical pumping source. An output coupler and one or more output lenses are configured to produce a plurality of lasing events at substantially different times, locations or a combination thereof from the multiple atomic optical emissions produced at substantially different locations within the laser media. The laser media is a single continuous media, preferably grown on a single substrate.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1339532
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC) NETL
Patent Number(s):
9,548,585
Application Number:
14/800,959
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jul 16
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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