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Methods and apparatus for delivering high power laser energy to a surface

United States Patent

April 23, 2013
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There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for providing a laser beam to borehole surface in a predetermined and energy deposition profile. The predetermined energy deposition profiles may be uniform or tailored to specific downhole applications. Optic assemblies for obtaining these predetermined energy deposition profiles are further provided.
Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Zediker; Mark S. (Weldon Spring, MO), Rinzler; Charles C. (Denver, CO), Koblick; Yeshaya (Sharon, MA), Moxley; Joel F. (Denver, CO)
Foro Energy Inc. (Littleton, CO)
12/ 544,094
August 19, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under Award DE-AR0000044 awarded by the Office of ARPA-E U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.