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Phased laser array with tailored spectral and coherence properties

United States Patent

May 20, 2014
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Architectures for coherently combining an array of fiber-based lasers are provided. By matching their lengths to within a few integer multiples of a wavelength, the spatial and temporal properties of a single large laser are replicated, while extending the average or peak pulsed power limit.
Messerly; Michael J. (Danville, CA), Dawson; Jay W. (Livermore, CA), Beach; Raymond J. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 073,801
March 28, 2011
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.