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

Systems, devices and methods for the transmission and delivery of high power 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:
1177553
Report Number(s):
8,997,894
13/777,650
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000044
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 26
Research Org:
Foro Energy, Inc., Littleton, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS