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SYSTEM AND ASSEMBLIES FOR TRANSFERRING HIGH POWER LASER ENERGY THROUGH A ROTATING JUNCTION

United States Patent Application

20160187588
A1
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There are provided high power laser devices and systems for transmitting a high power laser beam across a rotating assembly, including optical slip rings and optical rotational coupling assemblies. These devices can transmit the laser beam through the rotation zone in free space or within a fiber.
Norton, Ryan J. (Houston, TX), McKay, Ryan P. (Littleton, CO), Fraze, Jason D. (Littleton, CO), Rinzler, Charles C. (Boston, MA), Grubb, Daryl L. (Houston, TX), Faircloth, Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Zediker, Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO)
FORO ENERGY, INC. (Houston TX)
14/ 997,072
January 15, 2016
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Award DE-AR0000044 awarded by the Office of ARPA-E U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.