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Title: Method and apparatus for delivering high power laser energy over long distances

Systems, devices and methods for the transmission of 1 kW or more of laser energy deep into the earth and for the suppression of associated nonlinear phenomena. Systems, devices and methods for the laser drilling of a borehole in the earth. These systems can deliver high power laser energy down a deep borehole, while maintaining the high power to advance such boreholes deep into the earth and at highly efficient advancement rates.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1092956
Report Number(s):
8,511,401
12/544,136
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000044
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
ARPA-E (USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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