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Delivering pump light to a laser gain element while maintaining access to the laser beam

United States Patent

April 24, 2001
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A lens duct is used for pump delivery and the laser beam is accessed through an additional component called the intermediate beam extractor which can be implemented as part of the gain element, part of the lens duct or a separate component entirely.
Beach; Raymond J. (Livermore, CA), Honea; Eric C. (Sunol, CA), Payne; Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 396,966
September 15, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.