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Title: Optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide

Abstract

A device and method for optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide. Both a helical ribbon and cylinder are disclosed which incorporate an additional curvature for confining the beam to increase intensity. An optical pumping medium is disposed in the optical path of the beam as it propagates along the waveguide. Optical pumping is enhanced by the high intensities of the beam and long interaction pathlengths which are achieved in a small volume.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
864933
Patent Number(s):
4439860
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; pumping; whispering; mode; waveguide; device; method; helical; ribbon; cylinder; disclosed; incorporate; additional; curvature; confining; beam; increase; intensity; medium; disposed; path; propagates; enhanced; intensities; interaction; pathlengths; achieved; volume; optical pump; whispering mode; optical pumping; optical path; optical waveguide; mode optical; optical wave; helical ribbon; additional curvature; /372/330/

Citation Formats

Kurnit, Norman A. Optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Kurnit, Norman A. Optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide. United States.
Kurnit, Norman A. Sun . "Optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864933.
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abstractNote = {A device and method for optical pumping in a whispering mode optical waveguide. Both a helical ribbon and cylinder are disclosed which incorporate an additional curvature for confining the beam to increase intensity. An optical pumping medium is disposed in the optical path of the beam as it propagates along the waveguide. Optical pumping is enhanced by the high intensities of the beam and long interaction pathlengths which are achieved in a small volume.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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