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Phasing surface emitting diode laser outputs into a coherent laser beam

United States Patent

October 10, 2006
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A system for generating a powerful laser beam includes a first laser element and at least one additional laser element having a rear laser mirror, an output mirror that is 100% reflective at normal incidence and <5% reflective at an input beam angle, and laser material between the rear laser mirror and the output mirror. The system includes an injector, a reference laser beam source, an amplifier and phase conjugater, and a combiner.
Holzrichter; John F. (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 804,282
March 18, 2004
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.