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Title: Fiber optic laser rod

Abstract

A laser rod is formed from a plurality of optical fibers, each forming an individual laser. Synchronization of the individual fiber lasers is obtained by evanescent wave coupling between adjacent optical fiber cores. The fiber cores are dye-doped and spaced at a distance appropriate for evanescent wave coupling at the wavelength of the selected dye. An interstitial material having an index of refraction lower than that of the fiber core provides the optical isolation for effective lasing action while maintaining the cores at the appropriate coupling distance. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6158680
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7180939
Application Number:
ON: DE89009598
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; EDB-89-063973
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; FIBER OPTICS; DESIGN; CLADDING; INVENTIONS; LASER MATERIALS; LASER MIRRORS; LASERS; PMMA; DEPOSITION; ESTERS; MATERIALS; MIRRORS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; POLYACRYLATES; POLYMERS; POLYVINYLS; SURFACE COATING; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Erickson, G.F. Fiber optic laser rod. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Erickson, G.F. Fiber optic laser rod. United States.
Erickson, G.F. Wed . "Fiber optic laser rod". United States.
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abstractNote = {A laser rod is formed from a plurality of optical fibers, each forming an individual laser. Synchronization of the individual fiber lasers is obtained by evanescent wave coupling between adjacent optical fiber cores. The fiber cores are dye-doped and spaced at a distance appropriate for evanescent wave coupling at the wavelength of the selected dye. An interstitial material having an index of refraction lower than that of the fiber core provides the optical isolation for effective lasing action while maintaining the cores at the appropriate coupling distance. 2 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {4}
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