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Title: Laser multiplexing system

Abstract

A plurality of copper lasers, as radiant power sources, emits a beam of power carrying radiation. A plurality of fiber injection assemblies receives power from the plurality of copper lasers and injects such power into a plurality of fibers for individually transmitting the received power to a plurality of power-receiving devices. The power-transmitting fibers of the system are so arranged that power is delivered therethrough to each of the power-receiving devices such that, even if a few of the radiant power sources and/or fibers fail, the power supply to any of the power receiving devices will not completely drop to zero but will drop by the same proportionate amount.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Tracy, CA
  2. (Tracy, CA)
  3. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873541
Patent Number(s):
6185024
Assignee:
United States Enrichment Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; multiplexing; plurality; copper; lasers; radiant; power; sources; emits; beam; carrying; radiation; fiber; injection; assemblies; receives; injects; fibers; individually; transmitting; received; power-receiving; devices; power-transmitting; arranged; delivered; therethrough; fail; supply; receiving; completely; drop; zero; proportionate; amount; power source; power supply; power sources; receiving device; transmitting fiber; receives power; carrying radiation; copper lasers; copper laser; /359/372/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Steve A, English, Jr., Ronald Edward, and White, Ronald K. Laser multiplexing system. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Johnson, Steve A, English, Jr., Ronald Edward, & White, Ronald K. Laser multiplexing system. United States.
Johnson, Steve A, English, Jr., Ronald Edward, and White, Ronald K. Mon . "Laser multiplexing system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873541.
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author = {Johnson, Steve A and English, Jr., Ronald Edward and White, Ronald K},
abstractNote = {A plurality of copper lasers, as radiant power sources, emits a beam of power carrying radiation. A plurality of fiber injection assemblies receives power from the plurality of copper lasers and injects such power into a plurality of fibers for individually transmitting the received power to a plurality of power-receiving devices. The power-transmitting fibers of the system are so arranged that power is delivered therethrough to each of the power-receiving devices such that, even if a few of the radiant power sources and/or fibers fail, the power supply to any of the power receiving devices will not completely drop to zero but will drop by the same proportionate amount.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

Works referenced in this record:

High-gain and high-efficiency diode laser pumped fiber amplifier at 1.56 mu m
journal, September 1989