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Systems and assemblies for transferring high power laser energy through a rotating junction

United States Patent

January 26, 2016
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There are provided high power laser devices and systems for transmitting a high power laser beam across a rotating assembly, including optical slip rings and optical rotational coupling assemblies. These devices can transmit the laser beam through the rotation zone in free space or within a fiber.
Norton; Ryan J. (Conifer, CO), McKay; Ryan P. (Littleton, CO), Fraze; Jason D. (Littleton, CO), Rinzler; Charles C. (Denver, CO), Grubb; Daryl L. (Houston, TX), Faircloth; Brian O. (Evergreen, CO), Zediker; Mark S. (Castle Rock, CO)
13/ 782,942
March 1, 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.