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Method and apparatus for delivering high power laser energy over long distances

United States Patent

April 7, 2015
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Systems, devices and methods for the transmission and delivery of high power laser energy deep into the earth and for the suppression of associated nonlinear phenomena. Systems, devices and methods for the laser drilling of a borehole in the earth. These systems can deliver high power laser energy down a deep borehole, while maintaining the high power to advance such boreholes deep into the earth and at highly efficient advancement rates.
Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO), Rinzler; Charles C. (Denver, CO), Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Koblick; Yeshaya (Sharon, MA), Moxley; Joel F. (Denver, CO)
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
13/ 777,650
February 26, 2013
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.