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Laser multiplexing system

United States Patent

February 6, 2001
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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.
Johnson; Steve A. (Tracy, CA), English, Jr.; Ronald Edward (Tracy, CA), White; Ronald K. (Livermore, CA)
United States Enrichment Corporation (Bethesda, MD)
07/ 804,347
December 5, 1991
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.