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High average power laser using a transverse flowing liquid host

United States Patent

July 29, 2003
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A laser includes an optical cavity. A diode laser pumping device is located within the optical cavity. An aprotic lasing liquid containing neodymium rare earth ions fills the optical cavity. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for circulating the aprotic lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump and a heat exchanger.
Ault; Earl R. (Livermore, CA), Comaskey; Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA), Kuklo; Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 653,604
August 31, 2000
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.