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Hybrid heat capacity-moving slab solid-state laser

United States Patent

March 1, 2005
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Laser material is pumped and its stored energy is extracted in a heat capacity laser mode at a high duty factor. When the laser material reaches a maximum temperature, it is removed from the lasing region and a subsequent volume of laser material is positioned into the lasing region to repeat the lasing process. The heated laser material is cooled passively or actively outside the lasing region.
Stappaerts; Eddy A. (San Ramon, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 270,748
October 15, 2002
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.