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High power laser downhole cutting tools and systems

United States Patent

January 20, 2015
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Downhole cutting systems, devices and methods for utilizing 10 kW or more laser energy transmitted deep into the earth with the suppression of associated nonlinear phenomena. Systems and devices for the laser cutting operations within a borehole in the earth. These systems and devices can deliver high power laser energy down a deep borehole, while maintaining the high power to perform cutting operations in such boreholes deep within the earth.
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/ 800,879
March 13, 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.