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Optical fiber configurations for transmission of laser energy over great distances

United States Patent

November 4, 2014
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There are provided optical fiber configurations that provide for the delivery of laser energy, and in particular, the transmission and delivery of high power laser energy over great distances. These configurations further are hardened to protect the optical fibers from the stresses and conditions of an intended application. The configurations provide means for determining the additional fiber length (AFL) need to obtain the benefits of such additional fiber, while avoiding bending losses.
Rinzler; Charles C. (Boston, MA), Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO)
Foro Energy, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
14/ 057,567
October 18, 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.