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Title: High Average Power Laser Gain Medium With Low Optical Distortion Using A Transverse Flowing Liquid Host

Abstract

A high average power, low optical distortion laser gain media is based on a flowing liquid media. A diode laser pumping device with tailored irradiance excites the laser active atom, ion or molecule within the liquid media. A laser active component of the liquid media exhibits energy storage times longer than or comparable to the thermal optical response time of the liquid. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for mixing and circulating the lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump, a diffuser, and a heat exchanger. A liquid flow gain cell includes flow straighteners and flow channel compression.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Walnut Creek, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
  3. Oakdale, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
880046
Patent Number(s):
6914926
Application Number:
10/452667
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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

Citation Formats

Comaskey, Brian J, Ault, Earl R, and Kuklo, Thomas C. High Average Power Laser Gain Medium With Low Optical Distortion Using A Transverse Flowing Liquid Host. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Comaskey, Brian J, Ault, Earl R, & Kuklo, Thomas C. High Average Power Laser Gain Medium With Low Optical Distortion Using A Transverse Flowing Liquid Host. United States.
Comaskey, Brian J, Ault, Earl R, and Kuklo, Thomas C. Tue . "High Average Power Laser Gain Medium With Low Optical Distortion Using A Transverse Flowing Liquid Host". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/880046.
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abstractNote = {A high average power, low optical distortion laser gain media is based on a flowing liquid media. A diode laser pumping device with tailored irradiance excites the laser active atom, ion or molecule within the liquid media. A laser active component of the liquid media exhibits energy storage times longer than or comparable to the thermal optical response time of the liquid. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for mixing and circulating the lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump, a diffuser, and a heat exchanger. A liquid flow gain cell includes flow straighteners and flow channel compression.},
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