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Title: Arrangement for multiplexing and intensity splitting light beams for interface into fiber optic cables

Abstract

An arrangement especially suitable for use in a laser apparatus for converting a plurality of different input light beams, for example copper vapor laser beams, into a plurality of substantially identical light beams is disclosed herein. This arrangement utilizes an optical mixing bar which is preferably integrally formed as a single unit and which includes a main body for mixing light therein, a flat input surface on one end of the main body, and a multi-faceted output face on the opposite end of the main body. This arrangement also includes means for directing the plurality of different input light beams onto the input face of the mixing base, whereby to cause the different beams to mix within the main body of the mixing bar and exit the latter from its multi-faceted output face as the desired plurality of substantially identical output beams.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Tracy, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867421
Patent Number(s):
4933949
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
arrangement; multiplexing; intensity; splitting; light; beams; interface; fiber; optic; cables; especially; suitable; laser; apparatus; converting; plurality; input; example; copper; vapor; substantially; identical; disclosed; utilizes; optical; mixing; bar; preferably; integrally; formed; single; unit; main; therein; flat; surface; multi-faceted; output; opposite; means; directing; base; whereby; mix; exit; latter; desired; output beams; copper vapor; integrally formed; input light; substantially identical; vapor laser; laser beams; output beam; fiber optic; laser beam; light beam; light beams; optic cable; optic cables; laser apparatus; especially suitable; single unit; /372/359/385/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Steve A. Arrangement for multiplexing and intensity splitting light beams for interface into fiber optic cables. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Johnson, Steve A. Arrangement for multiplexing and intensity splitting light beams for interface into fiber optic cables. United States.
Johnson, Steve A. Mon . "Arrangement for multiplexing and intensity splitting light beams for interface into fiber optic cables". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867421.
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author = {Johnson, Steve A.},
abstractNote = {An arrangement especially suitable for use in a laser apparatus for converting a plurality of different input light beams, for example copper vapor laser beams, into a plurality of substantially identical light beams is disclosed herein. This arrangement utilizes an optical mixing bar which is preferably integrally formed as a single unit and which includes a main body for mixing light therein, a flat input surface on one end of the main body, and a multi-faceted output face on the opposite end of the main body. This arrangement also includes means for directing the plurality of different input light beams onto the input face of the mixing base, whereby to cause the different beams to mix within the main body of the mixing bar and exit the latter from its multi-faceted output face as the desired plurality of substantially identical output beams.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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