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Diode-pumped laser with improved pumping system

United States Patent

6,704,341
March 9, 2004
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A laser wherein pump radiation from laser diodes is delivered to a pump chamber and into the lasing medium by quasi-three-dimensional compound parabolic concentrator light channels. The light channels have reflective side walls with a curved surface and reflective end walls with a curved surface. A flow tube between the lasing medium and the light channel has a roughened surface.
Chang; Jim J. (San Ramon, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 657,394
September 8, 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.